Micah Lee is First Look Media’s Director of Information Security. He is a computer security engineer and an open-source software developer who writes about technical topics like digital and operational security, encryption tools, whistleblowing, and hacking using language that everyone can understand without dumbing it down. He develops security and privacy tools such as OnionShare, Dangerzone, and semiphemeral.
Before joining The Intercept, he worked as a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he explained how technologies work to journalists and lawyers, and worked to encrypt the web. He is a founder and former board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a member of the Distributed Denial of Secrets advisory board, and a Tor Project core contributor.
Russia Is Losing a War Against Hackers Stealing Huge Amounts of Data
Dozens of Russian companies and government agencies have been hacked in apparent retribution for the invasion of Ukraine.
Leaked Chats Show Russian Ransomware Gang Discussing Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine
Chat logs reveal that members of the Conti ransomware gang repeated Putin’s lies about Ukraine — and bemoaned their inability to buy Apple products.
Canadian Conservative Denied Giving to “Freedom Convoy,” but His Name Was on Donor List
An analysis of hacked data shows that someone using the name Richard Ciano did, in fact, donate to the “Freedom Convoy.”
Oath Keepers, Anti-Democracy Activists, and Others on the Far Right Are Funding Canada’s “Freedom Convoy”
The Intercept obtained the hacked donor data of GiveSendGo, including roughly 104,000 donors who contributed $9.6 million to “Freedom Convoy 2022” and “Adopt a Trucker.”