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Brian Krebs and Akamai: A lesson in reputational harm and a win for Google's Project Shield

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    Brian Krebs is author of the immensely popular blog Krebs on Security, a top source for deep-dive investigations into the latest hacks and breaches launched against corporations and governments.

    Ask anyone in cyber to name the top security bloggers and Krebs' name inevitably comes up. Last month KrebsonSecurity.com had nearly 3.5 million total visits, according to website measurement firm SimilarWeb.

    On Sept. 20, 2016 at around 8 pm EST KrebsOnSecurity.com was the victim of one of the biggest assaults the Internet has ever witnessed, according to Krebs. The record DDoS attack did not succeed thanks to the hard working engineers at Akamai, where his site was hosted.

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