Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.
How an Oath Keeper brought QAnon to the masses
How JuiceLand strikers and ride-hailing drivers are organizing online
‘Love Island’ and the future of the reality TV-to-influencer pipeline
An internal ticketing system at Epik reveals subpoenas targeting far-right sites.
On Sep 24, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
The 'Stop the Steal' founder's data was swept up in the breach of web hosting company Epik.
On Sep 20, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
Here's this week's 'One Dumb Conspiracy.'
Rob Monster sparred with journalist and hackers and even asked Jesus to rebuke the demons in the room.
On Sep 17, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
'They are fully compromised end-to-end.'
On Sep 16, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
'I don’t know a single person in the MAGA movement who is going. It’s a setup.'
On Sep 15, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
'He had the plane turned around and had us escorted off to be met by police officers.'
'This is the cringiest thing I’ve ever seen.'
On Sep 14, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
Her fans wanted her to be treated with Ivermectin.
On Sep 13, 2021 by Mikael Thalen
The hack appears to be what is known as a Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack.
Police say the 31-year-old woman died of heat exposure during a hike with the officer.
On Sep 10, 2021 by Mikael Thalen