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Hacker or Hero? Why a Hacker Isn’t Always a Supervillain

September 20, 2017

Summer is coming to a close, and with it the end of a steady stream of superhero movies that have been lighting up the box office over the past few months. But while on-screen heroes have been lassoing bad guys or saving the galaxy, here in the real world we’ve been witnessing a different type of anti-criminal activity: defense against cybercrime.

While the security industry is always focused on the latest “hack of the day” or other headline-generating malware outbreak, few attacks in recent memory have generated as much interest as WannaCry, the ransomware attack that crippled organizations worldwide back in May.

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