Friday, March 21, 2014

Brian Krebs: The Movie!


This is so 'brill', I have to point it out for your fun and enjoyment:

Brian Krebs, of Krebs On Security, has reached such a level of fame for his coverage of the 'Black POS' malware Target et al. account robbery scandal that Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken notice:

Sony seeks to make a movie about the Target hack reporter
Krebs writes that he would be "delighted" to help pick the leading man.
by Casey Johnston - Mar 21 2014, 1:43pm EDT, @ArsTechnica
Sony Pictures has purchased the movie rights to the story of the reporter who brought the Target credit card hack to light. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the company bought the rights to the New York Times story "Reporting From the Web’s Underbelly," a profile of security reporter Brian Krebs.
Krebs broke the news of the hack back in December, when approximately 40 million [sic] credit card numbers were stolen, reportedly as a result of a malware-carrying phishing e-mail. The Times wrote about Krebs' coverage of the hack in February. . . .
Sony Pictures Plans Movie About Yours Truly
by Brian Krebs - March 21, 2014, @KrebsOnSecuity
Sony Pictures is reportedly planning to make a big screen movie based at least in part on my (mis)adventures over the past few years as an independent investigative reporter writing about cybercrime. Some gumshoe I am: This took me by complete surprise. . . .
Both articles are worth a read. Enjoy!

Click on Brian's picture below to learn more about him and his terrific work:

… Now, if only Sony would make a movie about their own music CD root kit malware scandal. That I'd love to see. It too affected millions of customers.


BTW Grumbling About ArsTechnica, Again (0_o)

ArsTechnica got the count of stolen Target accounts wrong. The most recent published number, direct from Target, is 110 million stolen accounts. NOT '40'. That includes the initial discovery of 40 million PLUS an additional 70 million EQUALS 110 million stolen Target accounts. I hope ArsTechnica correct their error.

The editorial verification of facts over at ArsTechnica is often dreadful and, dare I say, unprofessional. ArsTechnica already knows my opinion on the matter. Shame on you again ArsTechnica. You didn't do your homework. Lazy, lazy, lazy…


--> And no, I take no pleasure in outing ArsTechnica's failings. Instead, I wish ArsTechnica took pleasure in verifying their facts before publishing. If not for Dan Goodin's excellent reporting on computer security, I'd probably ignore the place. :-Q


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