Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs worked as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, authoring more than 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog, as well as hundreds of stories for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post newspaper, including eight front-page stories in the dead-tree edition and a Post Magazine cover piece on botnet operators. In 2014, he was profiled in The New York Times, Business Week, NPR’s Terry Gross, and by Poynter.org. More recently, he was invited to an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on Reddit about investigative reporting.

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U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile Malware Developer

U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile...

A recent scoop by Reuters revealed that mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers...

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Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

A financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making...

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Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Peter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian...

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Patch Tuesday, November 2022 Election Edition

Patch Tuesday, November 2022 Election Edition

Let's face it: Having “2022 election” in the headline above is probably the only...

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When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

When Efforts to Contain a Data Breach Backfire

Earlier this month, the administrator of the cybercrime forum Breached received...

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Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people...

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Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

Authorities in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. last week...

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KrebsOnSecurity in New Netflix Series on Cybercrime

KrebsOnSecurity in New Netflix Series on Cybercrime

Netflix has a new documentary series airing next week -- "Web of Make Believe: Death,...

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Adconion Execs Plead Guilty in Federal Anti-Spam Case

Adconion Execs Plead Guilty in Federal Anti-Spam Case

On the eve of their federal criminal trial for allegedly stealing vast swaths of...