Tom Espiner

Tom is a technology reporter for, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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ISPs asked to help clean up Sober worm

ISPs asked to help clean up Sober worm

Internet service providers were urged on Monday to check their user traffic patterns to locate and shut down machines infected with the mass-mailing Sober worm.Although Sober is no longer trying to replicate, antivirus company F-Secure believes ISPs must warn infected customers so they can disinfect themselves.

January 9, 2006 by in Mobile Carriers