Robert McMillan is a senior writer based in San Francisco, covering computer security. He writes about computer crime, security products and the ongoing fight by IT professionals to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
Since 2005, he has broken stories on bugs, busts, and bad behavior in the computer security world. In 2010 he was named one of the top computer security journalists in the country by the SANS Institute.
McMillan has written about computer technology since 1996 and in 1998 was co-founder and editor-in-chief of IDG's LinuxWorld online magazine. He was one of the first mainstream journalists to interview Linux's creator Linus Torvalds and holds the dubious distinction of being one of the few people to have fired guns with free software pioneer Richard Stallman.
In addition to LinuxWorld, he has written for New Scientist, Wired News, Linux Magazine, and the Detroit Free Press.
ACH Fraud: Cyber Attackers Empty Business Accounts in Minutes
A Misconfigured Laptop, a Wrecked Life
Three years undercover with the identity thieves
Viruses & Worms
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