Surfer geek saves the day; hacks the ransomware virus that crippled the U.K.’s National Health Service

Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, bro; you’ve earned it! 🙂

A young computer expert living in an English seaside town was hailed a hero last night for stopping the huge worldwide cyber ransom attack.

Working from his home on the south coast during a week’s holiday, it took the 22-year-old just a few hours to find a critical weakness in the software that crippled tens of thousands of PCs.

Completely self-taught, he used his technical skills to successfully stop the ransomware spreading any further and after announcing what he had done online he was inundated with messages of praise and thanks.

But last night he tried to play down his heroics, insisting he had only halted the cyber attack accidentally.

‘Saying I’ve saved lives is a bit drastic, but I’ve definitely saved a few people a pretty penny,’ he told The Mail on Sunday.

Viking treasure haul unearthed in Scotland

Neat!

A haul of Viking treasure has been unearthed from a field in south west Scotland by an amateur using a metal detector.

Derek McLennan, a retired businessman from Ayrshire, made the find in Dumfriesshire in September.

In total, more than 100 items were recovered, including armbands, a cross and brooches.

Experts have said the discovery is one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland.

No Bra Day: Go braless and set the ‘girls’ free

If you live in the U.K. But feel free to participate, anywhere, gals! 😉

Women are being asked to free their breasts today in aid of raising awareness for No Bra day.

No Bra Day was launched in 2011 by Doctor Mitchell Brown, a plastic surgeon with a practice in Toronto.

It has quickly grown to include numerous events in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is designed to promote education, awareness and access for women who may wish to consider post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

Over the past three years many women have taken to social media to snap pictures of them participating in the event using the #nobraday

The event has been adopted here in the UK to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.