Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Wind Power Company Sees No Evidence of Reported Hack

One day after a hacker posted screen shots and data to a hacking mailing list, saying he had broken into a New Mexico wind turbine facility, the company that...

Anonymous Hacker Claims He Broke into Wind Turbine Systems

Claiming revenge for an "illegitimate firing," someone has posted screenshots and other data, apparently showing that he was able to break a 200-megawatt wind turbine.

Oracle to Fix 73 Security Bugs Next Week

Oracle plans to release a large number of security patches for its various software products next week, including six bug-fixes for its flagship database...

Hacker Breaks Into Barracuda Networks Database

A hacker has broken into a Barracuda Networks database and obtained names and e-mail addresses of some of the security company's employees, channel partners and...

Epsilon: a Watershed for an Industry Under Siege

Last week, consumers in the U.S. were bombarded with e-mail messages warning them of what may be the most widely felt data breach in U.S. history. A company that...

Facebook Shares Its Data Center Secrets

Facebook is sharing some of the secrets that help make its Prineville, Oregon, data center one of the world's most efficient.

Epsilon Worries It May Lose Business After Major Data Breach

The company responsible for one of the most publicized data breaches this year fears it may now lose some business but says that it continues to pump out...

Windows Servers Hacked at The Hartford Insurance Company

Hackers have broken into The Hartford insurance company and installed password-stealing programs on several of the company's Windows servers.

About 50 Clients Hit by Epsilon E-mail Marketing Breach

Epsilon Interactive says that about 50 customers were affected in security breach

Bank Customers Warned After Breach at Epsilon Marketing Firm

JP Morgan Chase and the Kroger supermarket chain are warning customers that their names and e-mail addresses may have fallen into the wrong hands after someone.

UberSocial Fixes Direct-message Privacy Bug

UberSocial has fixed a bug in its Twitter software for mobile phones that put some users' privacy at risk.

Lawsuit: Fired Data Center Worker Wiped out TV Show

The creators of "Zodiac Island" say they lost an entire season of their syndicated children's television show after a former employee at their Internet service...

Twitter: Some UberSocial Direct Messages Not Private

Twitter is warning users of the popular UberSocial Twitter-messaging software that direct messages they send may not be private.

Samsung Investigating Report of Keylogger on Its Laptops

Samsung Electronics is investigating allegations that some models of its R Series laptops contain keylogging software.

Comodo Hacker Claims Another Certificate Authority

The hacker who claimed credit for breaking into systems belonging to digital certificate vendor Comodo said he has compromised another certificate authority...