Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

California's Do Not Track Law Takes a Step Forward

California is a step closer to getting the first Do Not Track legislation in the U.S., aimed at protecting Internet users from invasive advertising.

Netflix Fires Call Center Worker for Stealing Data

Netflix fires a call center worker for stealing credit card numbers from customers of the online movie service.

Bin Laden Video Is a Virus, FBI Warns

Messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama bin Laden's death actually contain a Trojan horse program called Banload that could steal personal information.

Sony Cuts off Sony Online Entertainment Service After Hack

The widely publicized hack of Sony's computer networks is worse than previously thought, also affecting 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment network accounts.

Man Who Liveblogged Bin Laden Raid Was Hacked

The Pakistani programmer who dubbed himself "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing about it" is also the guy who got his website hacked without...

Did Hackers Really Get Credit Card Numbers From Sony?

Reports surfaced Friday that the hackers behind last week's breach of Sony's PlayStation Network obtained millions of credit card numbers, but the evidence so...

NY Yankees Staffer Accidentally E-mails Customer List

A customer service representative with the New York Yankees accidentally e-mailed out personal details on close to 18,000 season ticket holders, the baseball...

PlayStation Hacker: Sony Has Only Itself to Blame for Breach

A hacker who received widespread grassroots support after being sued by Sony blamed the company's recent data breach on executive-level arrogance.

DHS Chief: What We Learned From Stuxnet

A lesson from the Stuxnet worm is that the private sector needs to be able to respond quickly to cyber-emergencies, said Janet Napolitano, secretary of U.S...

Iran Says It Was Targeted With Second Worm, Stars

The general responsible for investigating the Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear program says that the country was also hit by a second targeted attack, called...

Seattle Police Say 'wardrivers' Are Hitting Small Businesses

Seattle police are investigating a group of criminals who they say have been cruising around town in a black Mercedes stealing credit card data by tapping into...

German Software Maker Ashampoo Warns of Malware After Hack

A German software company known for its Windows utilities is warning customers to be on the alert for malicious e-mail messages after its servers were hacked.

Former Engineer Who Sued Cisco Now Faces Hacking Charges

A one-time Cisco engineer who had sued his former employer, alleging it monopolized the business of servicing and maintaining Cisco equipment, has been charged...

Verizon: Advanced Persistent Threat Is Overblown

When Google admitted last year that it had been targeted by sophisticated hackers, possibly from China, it introduced a new term into the high technology lexicon...

Experts Agree: Wind Turbine 'hacker' Is a Fake

An anonymous hacker who claimed to have broken into monitoring systems at a New Mexico wind turbine facility made the whole thing up, security experts said...