Michael Kan

U.S. Correspondent

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons in farewell

Guccifer 2.0, alleged Russian cyberspy, returns to deride US

Guccifer 2.0, alleged Russian cyberspy, returns to deride US

As if the whodunnit into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee wasn't already confusing and murky enough, the supposed Romanian hacker who first released the emails resurfaced on Thursday to say everyone has it wrong.

Trump's push for cyber defense is sorely needed, experts say

Trump's push for cyber defense is sorely needed, experts say

President-elect Donald Trump plans to consult "the greatest computer minds” for input on bolstering U.S. hacking defenses, as experts say an overhaul to the country's cybersecurity is badly needed.

US Intel report: Russia allegedly obtained 'compromising' info on Trump

US Intel report: Russia allegedly obtained 'compromising' info on Trump

A classified intelligence report on the Kremlin’s suspected efforts to meddle with the U.S. election reportedly includes a bombshell allegation: that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about...

US Intel: Russia hacked Republican groups during election

US Intel: Russia hacked Republican groups during election

Democratic groups and figures weren’t the only ones targeted in Russia’s suspected campaign to influence last year’s election. The country’s cyberspies also targeted computers from state-level Republican groups and stole information...

Stock-tanking in St. Jude Medical security disclosure might have legs

Stock-tanking in St. Jude Medical security disclosure might have legs

For better or worse, a security firm’s attempt to cash in on a software bug -- by shorting a company’s stock and then publicizing the flaw -- might have pioneered a new approach to vulnerability disclosure.

Russia: US fueling 'witch hunt' with election hacking claims

Russia: US fueling 'witch hunt' with election hacking claims

Russia dismissed a U.S. intel report claiming that the Kremlin meddled with the presidential election, saying the accusations were “unfounded” and driving a “witch-hunt.”

The FTC's IoT security case against D-Link will test its power

The FTC's IoT security case against D-Link will test its power

A Federal Trade Commission attempt to rein in a poorly secured IoT device is raising questions over whether the U.S. regulator has the power to crack down on vendors suspected of shoddy practices.

US: Putin ordered cyber-meddling to favor Trump

US: Putin ordered cyber-meddling to favor Trump

A highly anticipated U.S. intelligence report claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to covertly influence last year’s presidential election in favor for Donald Trump.

Trump mum on Russia blame after US intelligence briefing

Trump mum on Russia blame after US intelligence briefing

After meeting with U.S. intelligence leaders on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump withheld any endorsement of their findings that Russia tried to meddle with the recent election.

FBI dispute with DNC over hacked servers may fuel doubt on Russia role

FBI dispute with DNC over hacked servers may fuel doubt on Russia role

The FBI may have been forced into a misstep when investigating whether Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee – it never directly examined the DNC servers that were breached.

FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras

FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on D-Link for selling wireless routers and internet cameras that can easily be hacked, the U.S. regulator claimed on Thursday.

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