Brian Krebs

News

Digital Vigilantes Want to Shame DDoS Attackers And Their Corporate Enablers

A group of security researchers has launched an initiative to name and shame DDoS providers and the companies who turn a blind eye to them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.7.16
News

The Internet of Things Sucks So Bad Even ‘Amateurish’ Malware Is Enough

The malware that powered the “Botnet of Things” behind one of the largest cyberattacks ever isn’t even that great, and that’s exactly why we should be worried.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.16
News

How 1.5 Million Connected Cameras Were Hijacked to Make an Unprecedented Botnet

As many predicted, hackers are starting to use your Internet of Things to launch cyberattacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.29.16
Censorship

Journalist Hit By Record DDoS Attack: 'I’m Kind of Like Plutonium Right Now'

An interview with 'censored' security journalist Brian Krebs.
Ben Sullivan
9.23.16
police

Proposed National Law Would Crack Down on Swatters with Serious Jail Time

The Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 would criminalize swatting with up to five years of prison time—more if someone actually gets hurt.
Sarah Jeong
11.20.15
Sex

Cheating Site AshleyMadison Gets Hacked

The hackers claim stolen data includes real names and addresses, credit card details, and sexual fantasies.
Joseph Cox
7.20.15
News

Cyber Criminals Hate Brian Krebs So Much They Sent Heroin and SWAT Teams to His Home

If you have the right kind of knowledge, enough free time, and a penchant for misanthropy, the internet can provide the means to make someone's life really fucking miserable. A perfect example is last week's case of internet security journalist Brian...
Sam Clements and Max Smolaks
8.8.13