Investigative reporter, Brian Krebs is one of the the most authoritative voices on computer crimes and cyber security in the world. His krebsonsecurity blog is the go to source for analysis on internet crime. Last week his blog was shut down following a sustained DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. Since then the web is abuzz with theories and rumours of who perpetrated this attack but what’s most sinister is how it was done.
In contrast, the huge assault this week on my site appears to have been launched almost exclusively by a very large botnet of hacked devices. – Krebs
In the two articles below, Brian Krebs puts forward his own theory on the method and authors of this attack and Dan Goodin of Ars Technica writes Why the silencing of KrebsOnSecurity opens a troubling chapter for the ‘Net