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Surfer who stopped WannaCry attack braces for next wave

Given frequency of such attacks, govts and corporations are prepared to pay big bucks for those with skills like his

Self-taught computer-security researcher Marcus Hutchins is part of a global community who battle hackers and cybercriminals from their home offices at all hours of the day and night.


THE 23-year-old who saved the world from a devastating cyberattack in May was asleep in his bed in the English seaside town of Ilfracombe after a night of partying when another online extortion campaign spread across the globe.

Around 6pm...