ProPublica’s Dudley, Golden to write book on ransomware
ProPublica senior reporter Renee Dudley and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and ProPublica senior editor Daniel Golden have signed a deal to write a book about ransomware.
The book, titled “The Ransomware Hunting Team,” is an inside story of an unknown band of code-cracking misfits who are single-handedly defending our medical institutions, banks, law enforcement agencies, and personal information from the most prevalent but underreported cybercrime in the United States, matching wits in an ever-escalating battle with international hackers and corporate enabler.
The publisher is Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Dudley is a tech reporter at ProPublica. Before joining ProPublica in 2018, she was a member of the enterprise team at Reuters, where she reported extensively on issues with college-entrance exams. She uncovered a U.S. higher education admissions system corrupted by systematic cheating on standardized tests.
Golden co-edited a ProPublica series on Latin American asylum-seekers caught between the US government and the MS-13 gang, which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Before joining ProPublica in October 2016, he worked as managing editor for education and enterprise at Bloomberg News. There he edited a series about tax inversions — companies moving headquarters overseas to avoid taxes — that earned Bloomberg’s only Pulitzer Prize in 2015.