Michael Joseph Gross

6 articles

Silent War

Tracing a secretive cyber-war’s battles and casualties.


Disaster Movie

On the actors who unwittingly starred in The Innocence of Muslims.


Enter the Cyber-Dragon

On a decade-long war:

Hackers from many countries have been exfiltrating—that is, stealing—intellectual property from American corporations and the U.S. government on a massive scale, and Chinese hackers are among the main culprits.


A Declaration of Cyber-War

“While its source remains something of a mystery, Stuxnet is the new face of 21st-century warfare: invisible, anonymous, and devastating.”


The Sound and the Fury

The surreal world of Sarah Palin and her road show.


Sextortion at Eisenhower High

Step 1: awkward high school senior passes himself off as a flirtatious female student online. Step 2: he cons his male classmates into e-mailing him sexually explicit images of themselves. Step 3: extortion.