Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, 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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Beware of bogus Microsoft security bulletins

Beware of bogus Microsoft security bulletins

Organisations are being warned to be on the lookout for fake Microsoft security bulletins which spammers sent out yesterday to thousands of companies in the US and the UK.Security vendor Sophos said the bogus bulletins were sent via e-mails with the subject line "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-0065".

June 27, 2007 by in Collaboration

British teen cleared in 'e-mail bomb' case

British teen cleared in 'e-mail bomb' case

A British teenager has been cleared of launching a denial-of-service attack against his former employer, in a ruling that delivers another blow to the UK's Computer Misuse Act.At Wimbledon Magistrates Court in London, District Judge Kenneth Grant ruled on Wednesday that the teenager had not broken the CMA, under which he was charged.

November 2, 2005 by in Collaboration