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Bleeping Computer® is an information security and technology news publication created in 2004 by Lawrence Abrams. Millions of visitors come to BleepingComputer.com every month to learn about the latest security threats, technology news, ways to stay protected online, and how to use their computers more efficiently.

For our work in analyzing ransomware, issuing news alerts about the latest security threats, and offering free ransomware decryptors, BleepingComputer is the first news and support site to be added as a partner of the No More Ransom Project. This project was started in 2016 as an alliance between Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands police, and McAfee to battle ransomware.

In addition to news, we provide a wide array of free technical support services, downloads, and self-education tools that allow users to resolve issues on their computer. Whether you are a novice user here to learn basic concepts about computers or an advanced user infected with ransomware, BleepingComputer can offer solutions to your problem for free.

Ultimately, our goal is to turn your #$@!* computer that never does what you want into one that you praise as a well-tamed tool.

Mission Statement

Our mission: To provide accurate and relevant information about the latest cybersecurity threats and technology advances so you can protect and take control of your network, devices, and data.

Ways to contribute

As part of our mission to help you take control of your data and devices, we always welcome news tips and research that you think our readers would find interesting.

To share a news tip with BleepingComputer, you can our News Tip form to share the information confidentially.

Editorial Team

Lawrence Abrams
Lawrence Abrams, Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawrence Abrams is the Editor-in-Chief and owner of BleepingComputer.com. Lawrence’s area of expertise includes security, malware research, ransomware, and computer forensics. Lawrence Abrams is also a co-author of the Winternals Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration Field Guide and technical editor for Rootkits for Dummies.
Ionut Ilascu
Ionut Ilascu, Cybersecurity Editor
Ionut Ilascu is a technology writer with a focus on all things cybersecurity. The topics he writes about include malware, vulnerabilities, exploits and security defenses, as well as research and innovation in information security. His work has been published by Bitdefender, Netgear, The Security Ledger and Softpedia.
Sergiu Gatlan
Sergiu Gatlan, Cybersecurity Editor
Sergiu Gatlan is a reporter who covered cybersecurity, technology, Apple, Google, and a few other topics at Softpedia for more than a decade. Email or Twitter DMs for tips.
Bill Toulas
Bill Toulas, Staff Writer
Bill Toulas is a technology writer and infosec news reporter with over a decade of experience working on various online publications. An open source advocate and Linux enthusiast, is cur rently finding pleasure in following hacks, malware campaigns, and data breach incidents, as well as by exploring the intricate ways through which tech is swiftly transforming our lives.
Mayank Parmar
Mayank Parmar, Staff Writer, Computing
Mayank Parmar is journalist covering technology news, but with a strong focus on Microsoft and Windows related stories. He is always poking under the hood of Windows looking for the latest secrets to reveal.
Ax Sharma
Ax Sharma, Staff Writer
Ax Sharma is a Security Researcher, Engineer, and Tech Columnist. His works and expert analyses have frequently been featured by leading media outlets like Fortune, The Register, TechRepublic, CIO, etc. Ax's expertise lies in vulnerability research, reverse engineering, software development, and web app security. He's an active member of the OWASP Foundation and the British Association of Journalists (BAJ).
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