David DiMolfetta

Washington, D.C.

Researcher focusing on cybersecurity and technology policy

Education: George Washington University, BBA in business analytics; Georgetown University, MS in business analytics

David DiMolfetta is a researcher for The Cybersecurity 202 and The Tech 202, the daily morning newsletters at The Washington Post keeping readers up to date on cybersecurity and technology policy. Previously, he covered AI, cybersecurity and technology policy for S&P Global Market Intelligence. He graduated from George Washington University in 2021 with a BBA concentrating in business analytics and is pursuing an MS in business analytics at Georgetown University. In college, David interned for S&P Global, Consumers' Bulletin, Voice of America and the Jerusalem Post.
Latest from David DiMolfetta

FBI says it dismantled a botnet that hacked hundreds of thousands of computers

The FBI said the action disabled the infamous Qakbot network that had been used by cybercriminals to commit ransomware schemes, financial fraud, and other criminal activity.

August 29, 2023

Apple’s surprising about-face on 'right to repair'

The tech giant has lobbied against similar efforts for years.

August 24, 2023

Without Prigozhin, expect some changes around the edges on Russian influence operations

Also in today's edition: The Tornado Cash founders are charged, and the United Nations forges ahead on a new cybercrime framework.

August 24, 2023

YouTube faces fresh complaint over its children’s privacy practices

Advocates call for sweeping new limits on its data collection and a massive fine.

August 23, 2023

A win for Biden administration's cyber agenda in court

Also in today's edition: Regulators approve an auto repair law after previous car-hacking concerns, and a state court says police can’t hide their social media monitoring policy.

August 23, 2023

Top senator calls for a new GI Bill for AI

Maria Cantwell called for a significant investment in training Americans to use AI

August 22, 2023

Feds put cybersecurity for AI, quantum computing in the spotlight

Also in today's edition: The Tesla breach was an inside job, and a man faces terrorism charges in connection to a police data breach.

August 22, 2023

Meta ‘inconsistently’ enforces drug promotion rules, review suggests

The oversight board is overturning a decision to leave up paid material promoting ketamine.

August 17, 2023

Cyber experts say regulators aren't going far enough with their rules

Around 49 percent of experts who responded to a Cybersecurity 202 survey said cyber regulators aren’t going far enough.

August 17, 2023

Musk’s throttling of rivals’ links stokes legal concerns

The move may run afoul of consumer protection rules, advocates said.

August 16, 2023