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KrebsOnSecurity moves to Project Shield for protection against DDoS attack censorship

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 25, 2016.

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    Unless you are a bad guy intent upon nefarious schemes to exploit technology in order to make money, then you probably have a great amount of respect for security reporter Brian Krebs. The crimes, breaches and attacks he has exposed have been so stunning that it boggles the mind. If cyber thugs have a “most wanted” list, then Krebs is likely at, or very near, the top. Yet what kind of messed up world do we live in if criminals can exploit horribly insecure internet-of-things devices with such success that it can silence the voice of a journalist like Krebs?

    He most recently ticked off allies of vDOS; Krebs wrote about the DDoS-for-hire company and the two teenagers allegedly behind it were arrested. Although it’s nothing new for his site, KrebsOnSecurity, to come under attack, like it did after his vDOS exposé, nearly two weeks later, Krebs’ site was hit “with the largest DDoS the internet has ever seen. 665 Gbps” (gigabits per second). Some of the POST request attacks included the string “freeapplej4ck,” referring to one of the alleged teenage owners of vDOS.

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