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Carnegie Mellon team flexes hacking prowess with fifth DefCon title in seven years

Aug 12, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

Carnegie Mellon University's competitive hacking team, thePlaid Parliament of Pwning(PPP), just won its fifth hacking world championship in seven years at this year'sDefConsecurity conference, widely considered the "World Cup" of hacking. The championship, played in the form of a virtual game of "capture the flag," was held August 8-11 in Las Vegas.

PPP now holds two more DefCon titles than any other team in the 23-year history of DefCon hosting the competition.

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