Thursday Rundown: Cracking Down on Cyber Crime

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. Attorney David Hickton talks about what it takes to fight cyber crime.
Credit US Department of Justice

These topics air Thursday August 28, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. 

Featuring guest host Andy Conte of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 

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Under Investigation

U. S. Attorney David Hickton’s interest in cyber crimes is getting noticed by the Justice Department. Hickton and his team have investigated the Pitt bombing threats and the PNC denial of service attacks. Their recent work has resulted in the indictment of Chinese military hackers. David Hickton joins us to explain why the Western PA Attorney’s office could be a model for cyber crime units across the country.

Under Observation

Some of the nicest views of Pittsburgh and the night sky can be found at the Allegheny Observatory. Electronic technician and administrator Lou Coban takes guest host Andy Conte on a behind the scenes tour of the building from the rooftop to the telescopes to something you might not expect to find in the basement.

European Vacation

While a Roman holiday wasn’t part of her trip, contributor Elaine Labalme did venture to London, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. She’s back in Studio A this week with a recap of European cities fall travelers may want to visit. 

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