Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

RSA Spearphish Attack May Have Hit US Defense Organizations

The hackers who broke into EMC's RSA Security division last March used the same attack code to try to break into several other companies, including two U.S...

After Digital Certificate Hack, Mozilla Seeks Reassurances

Following the high-profile hack of DigiNotar, the makers of the Firefox browser are asking issuers of digital certificates to take a hard look at their internal...

DigiNotar Certificates Are Pulled, but Not on Smartphones

Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all...

After Hacking Claims, Second Firm Pulls Digital Certificates

Digital certificates issued by GlobalSign have come under scrutiny after a hacker's claim that he broke into the company's computer systems. If true, it would be...

Ex-Employee Wiped Financial Data While At Bikini Bar

At the Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, you can get burgers and beer served to you by cute waitresses wearing denim shorts and bikini tops.

Man Gets Six Years for Hacking Girls to Extort Photographs

A 32-year-old paraplegic was sentenced to six years in prison for infecting more than 100 computers in a quest for financial information, nude photographs and...

Hackers Break Into Linux Source Code Site

As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.

Mac OS X Can't Properly Revoke Dodgy Digital Certificates

A programming glitch in Apple's OS X operating system is making it hard for Mac users to tell their computers not to trust digital certificates, exacerbating an...

Akamai Employee Tried to Sell Secrets to Israel

A 43-year-old former Akamai employee has pleaded guilty to espionage charges after offering to hand over confidential information about the Web acceleration company.


In Just Three Weeks, Facebook Pays Out $40K to Hackers

Three weeks after launching a bug bounty program that pays Web hackers cash for finding flaws with its website, Facebook said it has paid out more than $40,000.

China Yanks Video That Leaked Hacking Tool

The state-run China Central Television network has yanked a video that inadvertently included a short clip of a cyber-attack tool targeting Falun Gong websites.

Was this the E-Mail that Took Down RSA?

A booby-trapped Excel spreadsheet may not be the most sophisticated malware package invented, it was enough to break into one of the most respected computer security companies on the planet.

Phone Thief Accidentally IDs Himself via Photobucket

Photobucket has a cool mobile application that allows users to automatically upload mobile pictures to the company's photo-sharing website. That's something that...

A TouchPad for $49? Maybe If You're Rick Astley

With geeks still scrambling to get their hands on the last of Hewlett-Packard's US$99 TouchPads, a $49 deal just seems too good to be true.

China Hacking Video Shows Glimpse of Falun Gong Attack Tool

The clip shows up without explanation, lasting for about six seconds during a rather mundane documentary about hacking produced by the state-sponsored China...