Robert McMillanIDG News Service

Robert McMillan is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Hackers Steal $150,000 With Malicious Job Application

Small businesses have a new scam to worry about: criminal job applicants who want to hack into online bank accounts.

AT&T IPad Hackers' Chats Were Turned in by Secret Source

The government's case against two men charged with hacking into AT&T's website to steal e-mail addresses from about 120,000 iPad users got a boost last year...

Apple Stays Quiet About Jobs' Future

Apple executives answered questions about the company's products and the state of the Korean technology market Tuesday, but they offered no insight into the most...

Criminal Charges Filed for AT&T IPad Attackers

The U.S. District Court of New Jersey files criminal charges against alleged attackers of AT&T-accessible iPads

Coming Soon: A New Way to Hack Into Your Smartphone

More than three years after the iPhone was first hacked, computer security experts think they've found a whole new way to break into mobile phones -- one that...

Man Stole Nude Photos From Women's E-mail Accounts

A California man has pleaded guilty to charges that he broke into the e-mail accounts of thousands of women, scouring them for nude photos that he then posted to...

Former TSA Contractor Gets Two Years for Damaging Data

A former U.S. Transportation Security Administration contractor will serve two years in prison for messing with sensitive government databases used to identify...

'Patriot Act' Phishing E-mails Resurface, FDIC Warns

Scammers are trying to steal banking information using fake e-mails that look like they've come from the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the FDIC...

Hacked Laptops Lead Banks to Warn of Data Breaches

Recent data breaches at two banks underscore what's becoming a gnarly problem for companies that handle sensitive information: When does a hacked PC become a...

EMC Testing Engineer Stole Nearly $1M of Equipment

A former EMC testing engineer has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole about US$930,000 worth of equipment from the company's Apex, North Carolina, plant.

Alleged Miley Cyrus Hacker Arrested

The 21-year-old hacker who boasted about breaking into Miley Cyrus' Gmail account and posting racy photographs of the teenage star has been arrested in Tennessee...

Finallyfast.com Maker to Refund Thousands in Spyware Case

The company whose late-night commercials promised to "make your computer run fast the way it's supposed to," will pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and...

U.S. DHS Goes After Vietnamese Hackers, Identity Thieves

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security targets Vietnamese hackers and identity thieves

Five 2010 Stories That Nobody Predicted

Welcome to 2011. If the past is any guide, nobody will see the top security stories coming in the year ahead.

FBI Raids ISP in Anonymous DDoS Investigation

Authorities in the U.S. and Germany have raided Internet Service Providers in hopes of tracking down the hackers who launched distributed denial of service...