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The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Do you remember WannaCry?

Back in 2017, it was a massive cyberattack that targeted Windows PCs in one of the largest ransomware attacks we’d ever seen. I vaguely remembered how it ended but the first article for today details how it all went down and is fascinating.

It’s a long article but well worth reading.

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet [Wired] – “At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.” Despite the sub-title, the two things (stopping a cyberattack and his arrest) are not related… but the story is a fascinating look into the world of fraud and redemption.

Six Important Reasons Not to Retire Early [Clipping Chains] – “When I first discovered financial independence, the thought to retire in my 30s warmed my soul like a batch of hot stew on a late February night. If I could rely on the wondrous and fantastic powers of compound growth to build a bitchin’ snowball of money, I’d never need to work again.”

Michael Jordan’s car collection is as baller as you’d expect [GQ] – “Along the way, he’s played himself in a Michael Jackson music video, starred in the 1996 hit movie Space Jam and been the subject of 2020’s Emmy-winning docuseries The Last Dance. He’s the principal owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and has recently made the leap into Nascar with his own race team – because, as you’re about to find out, No23 loves to spend his hard-earned dollars on some slam-dunk sports cars.” I’m not a car guy but this article was cool in showcasing some amazing cars.