Alina Simone

Journalist and author. Her essay “How My Mom Got Hacked” appeared in the New York Times.

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Alina Simone is a singer-turned-writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, Esopus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, BOMBlog, and the Los Angeles Review among many others. She is a regular contributor to PRI’s The World, and the author of two books: the essay collection You Must Go and Win and the novel Note to Self, both published by Faber. She has taught writing at Yale University.

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Imagine you wake up one morning, go to your computer, and find that all your files have been encrypted overnight. The price for unlocking them? $500.

“How My Mom Got Hacked”

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