Cybersecurity Expert Krebs Silenced by a Hacker Attack. That Should Terrify You (L.A. Times)


About a week ago, the website of journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was hit with a crippling hacker assault known as a “distributed denial of service,” or DDoS, which knocked him off the Internet for several days.

Krebs is one of the savviest security experts out there, yet at first he was rendered almost powerless to fight off the attack. More to the point, he was silenced. That’s a concern because Krebs believes the attack was launched in retaliation for a story he wrote exposing two Israeli hackers, who were arrested around the same time.