Carnegie Mellon's PPP Hacking Team Wins Eighth Straight NYU Cybersecurity Awareness Week Capture the Flag

For 36 hours in a large room at New York University, four members of Carnegie Mellon's hacking team sat hunched over their laptops, furiously pecking away at their keyboards during a virtual game of capture the flag. At the contest’s end, the team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), extended their winning streak to eight years.

“While we’re glad to keep up the winning streak, it’s not our only motivation,” says Tim Becker, a junior computer science and math major and one of the team’s captains. 

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