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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Episode #366

On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend examines an increasingly prevalent form of computer hacking that's also draining victims' bank accounts: Ransomware. It's a type of software that hackers use to hold individuals' computers hostage, blocking access to all files, unless they agree to pay a ransom, usually with Bitcoins. And because anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable to attack, the problem highlights a growing threat that consumers face on both their personal computers and mobile devices. NewsHour's William Brangham reports from Massachusetts. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.

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