Erie County Medical Center didn't pay a nearly $30,000 ransom demand to the perpetrators of a massive cyberattack in April, but the intrusion that brought down the hospital's computer systems will exact a very big cost. ECMC officials estimate expenses tied to the incident were nearly $10 million. About half of that amount is for computer hardware, software and assistance needed in the response.
You never know whatâ€™s going to drop in your lap when covering general assignment at a newspaper and, at times, you donâ€™t have a moment to prepare. Thatâ€™s how I ended up talking to O.J. Simpson. It was 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2005, a Saturday, when I arrived at work and saw my editor, Stan Evans, standing in the middle of an otherwise deserted newsroom with a telephone to his ear and vigorously motioning me to come over. â€œIâ€™ve got O.J. on the phone,â€? he said in an excited whisper. â€œO.J.
Maurice Sessum, the co-owner and chief financial officer of 4 Star Resolution, a Buffalo-based debt collection company, was sentenced Friday in Manhattan federal court to 90 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to coerce thousands of victims across the country to overpay their debts by more than $31 million, officials said. Sessum, 40, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who imposed the sentence.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".