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Renee Dudley

Tech Reporter, ProPublica

Renee Dudley is a tech reporter at ProPublica. Before joining ProPublica in 2018, she was a member of the enterprise team at Reuters, where she helped uncover a U.S. higher education admissions system corrupted by systematic cheating on standardized tests. The series was named a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist in National Reporting.

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

In an excerpt from their new book, the authors reveal how unprepared the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency was to combat online crime.


Ransomware Has a New Target

A successful attack on an IT services provider can lock up the data of dozens of government and private clients at once.


Insurance Companies Are Fueling Ransomware Attacks

Even when public agencies and companies hit by ransomware could recover their files on their own, insurers prefer to pay the ransom. Why? The attacks are good for business.