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Editorial: Ransomware infects thousands using government tools

Editorial: Ransomware infects thousands using government tools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

How much is all of the information stored on your computer worth? A ransomware that spread to more than 100 countries in just a few hours faced thousands with this very question. When infected users opened their computers on Monday, they were met with nothing. All of their files were encrypted by the WannaCry ran...

Whistleblowers provide service, deserve protection

Whistleblowers provide service, deserve protection

By Matt Moret / Columnist

October 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last week’s Democratic debate contained few moments of total consensus. Of course, the exception was when moderator Anderson Cooper asked if former NSA contractor Edward Snowden should go to jail. All of the candidates wanted to throw the book at Snowden, mainly arguing that he fled from legal con...

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