Joseph Menn

San Francisco

Technology reporter specializing in hacking, privacy and surveillance.

Education: Harvard College, A.B. in English

Joseph Menn joined The Post in 2022 after two decades covering technology for Reuters, the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. His books include "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World" (2019) and "Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet" (2010).
Latest from Joseph Menn

As Musk moves to abandon deal, Twitter faces ‘worst case scenario’

Analysts and employees warned Musk set the stage for a turbulent period, which could carry financial risks and leave workers more frustrated.

July 11, 2022

‘Hit the kill switch’: Uber used covert tech to thwart government raids

Regulators entered Uber’s offices only to see computers go dark before their eyes as the company used covert tech to thwart government raids, leaked records show.

July 11, 2022

Trickbot may be carrying water for Russia

The ransomware gang has hit Ukraine half a dozen times this year.

July 7, 2022

Apple unveils new security feature to block government spyware

The new setting will allow users to disable some of the iPhone features that have proven vulnerable to hackers and marks a change in Apple's strategy of favoring convenience over security.

July 6, 2022

Chinese posed as Texans on social media to attack rare earths rivals

The social media campaign was uncovered by the cybersecurity firm Mandiant.

June 28, 2022

Microsoft launches effort to slow Russian propaganda on war, vaccines

Microsoft is known for rapid detection and analysis of hacking methods employed by governments, but has trailed Facebook, Twitter and other companies in dealing with the rapid proliferation of misinformation.

June 22, 2022

China’s hold over Tesla raises questions about Musk’s bid for Twitter

Tesla's dependence on China for batteries should prompt a national-security probe of the risks of Elon Musk's Twitter deal.

June 2, 2022

Justice Dept. says ‘good faith researchers’ no longer will face hacking charges

The police recognizes the importance of cybersecurity research in the modern era.

May 19, 2022

Musk’s question about bots is nothing new for Twitter

Elon Musk's question of how many Twitter accounts are really bots is nothing new for the social media platform.

May 13, 2022

Twitter lawyer long weighed safety, free speech. Then Musk called her out.

Twitter’s top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, has been targeted by the right as Elon Musk seeks to take over the company. But insiders say she’s not the "chief censor" critics imagine.

May 10, 2022