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

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

Amid global chaos, the tech industry takes a rare tumble

Tech companies, usually a bright spot in the global economy, are reeling amid skyrocketing inflation, the war in Ukraine and interest rate hikes.

May 10, 2022

Musk says he will ban Twitter spam bots, but he has been a beneficiary

Elon Musk has promised to rid Twitter of bots. But he's been the frequent beneficiary of bot accounts.

May 8, 2022

Hacking Russia was off-limits. The Ukraine war made it a free-for-all.

Experts anticipated a Moscow-led cyber assault; instead unprecedented attacks by hacktivists and criminals have wreaked havoc in Russia

May 1, 2022

For Russian tech firms, Putin’s crackdown ended their global ambitions

An onslaught of laws, regulations and back-channel demands the Kremlin imposed now has reduced once promising tech giants to shadows of what they could have been.

April 20, 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

U.S. warns newly discovered malware could sabotage energy plants

U.S. officials announced the discovery of malware they believe was intended to cripple LNG facilities.

April 13, 2022

Leading security companies Mandiant and CrowdStrike vow to collaborate

Two of the best known cybersecurity companies have been planning to cooperate with one another.

April 7, 2022