Michael Kan

U.S. Correspondent

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware

Assange seeks to discuss his US extradition with the feds

Assange seeks to discuss his US extradition with the feds

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he stands by an earlier pledge to face trial in the U.S., but he is first urging federal investigators to name the exact charges against him.

Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

Obama commutes sentence for Manning, a WikiLeaks source

Obama commutes sentence for Manning, a WikiLeaks source

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. soldier who disclosed classified data to WikiLeaks relating to the Iraq War.

Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event -- digitally.

China tightens control over app stores

China tightens control over app stores

China is requiring that all app stores register in the country, as part of crackdown on malware and the spread of “illegal information.”

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.

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons in farewell

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons in farewell

The hacking group that stole cyberweapons suspected to be from the U.S. National Security Agency is signing off -- but not before releasing another arsenal of tools that appear designed to spy on Windows systems.

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...

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.”

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.

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