Craig Timberg

Washington, D.C.

Senior editor for collaborative investigations

Education: Connecticut College

Craig Timberg is the senior editor for collaborative investigations for The Washington Post. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Connecticut College. Since joining The Post in 1998, he has been a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent and has co-authored a book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.” He contributed to The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the National Security Agency and the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Latest from Craig Timberg

Secret trove offers rare look into Russian cyberwar ambitions

More than 5,000 pages of documents from a Moscow-based contractor offer glimpse into planning and training that would allow Russia’s intelligence agencies and hacking groups to find vulnerabilities, coordinate attacks and control online activity.

March 30, 2023

7 takeaways from the Vulkan Files investigation

Here are key takeaways from the Vulkan Files, which examined a secret trove of more than 5,000 pages of documents that provide a glimpse into how Russia wages cyberattacks, sows disinformation and surveils the internet.

March 30, 2023

White House has security concerns about any deal for NSO hacking tools

A major American defense firm, L3Harris, is in talks with the blacklisted Israeli spyware company, NSO Group, to buy its phone-hacking capability in a deal that would give the U.S. company control of one of the the world’s most sophisticated and controversial hacking tools, according to people familiar with the talks.

June 14, 2022

Biden’s tech agenda gets a reality check as Elon Musk buys Twitter

Washington’s hands are largely tied as the world’s richest person acquires an influential social network, an impact of the regulatory void around social media companies.

April 27, 2022

Trump says he won’t rejoin Twitter. Some advisers don’t believe him.

"He loved his Twitter,” one Trump adviser said in the wake of Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter takeover. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”

April 25, 2022

Musk bid for Twitter underscores the risks of social media ownership

Experts are concerned that the company might come under the control of one person.

April 17, 2022

Does email verification hurt privacy?

The kind of forensic examination that security experts conducted on data purportedly from the laptop computer of Hunter Biden creates privacy risks, one of the experts says.

March 30, 2022

Inside Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company

A Washington Post review confirms key details and offers new documentation of Biden family interactions with Chinese executives.

March 30, 2022

Here’s how The Post analyzed Hunter Biden’s laptop

The examination confirmed that nearly 22,000 emails carried cryptographic signs attesting to their validity. But the data had been so mishandled over the years that it was impossible to reach a general conclusion about its contents.

March 30, 2022

2 experts used email headers to determine veracity

The methodology behind the examination of data purportedly from Hunter Biden's laptop.

March 30, 2022