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Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs Brian Krebs is a self-made computer security expert, cybercrime researcher and popular blogger who gained worldwide recognition due to his outstanding effort in dissecting the intricate schemes utilized by malware authors and distributors. Brian’s investigations are always relevant, accurate, and ultimately exposing.
Background and career: reporter for “The Washington Post” from 1995 to 2009 (ran Security Fix blog), author of KrebsOnSecurity.com blog.
Awards: Winner of Cisco Systems' 1st Annual "Cyber Crime Hero" Award (2009), SANS Institute Top Cybersecurity Journalist Award (2010).

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Spy-jacking the Booters 7: Fascinating Q&A

This is a captivating questions and answers part reflecting a debate between CloudFlare’s Matthew Prince and Brian Krebs over accusations previously expressed. Question from Matthew Prince: So, Brian, you reached out to me and I actually wrote back to you trying to schedule some time to call, and you never...

Spy-jacking the Booters 6: Types of DDoS Used

Lance James provides further specifics about the investigation of booter services out there, in particular focusing on the 8 types of DDoS being leveraged. Moving on, I started doing database analysis to get a birds-eye view, diverse activity and stuff. We wanted to look at how many people are on this thing...

Spy-jacking the Booters 5: Tracking the Fraudsters Down

It’s now Lance James’ turn to shed light on the activity of booter services from a technical perspective to get a better understanding of who the adversary is. Lance James: How is everybody so far? I’m Lance James, some of you know me. I work at Deloitte. Don’t ask, it’s cool. I get to do some fun...

Spy-jacking the Booters 4: The CloudFlare and PayPal Dilemma

The key spotlight in this part of the presentation is on the issue of legit services like CloudFlare and PayPal being used by booters to stay online and afloat. Rage Booter, pretty much like every single one of these booters out there, was hidden behind CloudFlare, and as I’m sure most of you know, this...

Spy-jacking the Booters 3: Owner Profiles

Brian Krebs now shares the details of his research which pointed to the guys running such infamous DDoS services as Booter.tw, AsylumStresser, and Rage Booter. I decided this whole experience getting hit with a kinetic and a cyber attack at the same time is just too good not to write about. I started asking...

Spy-jacking the Booters 2: Swatting as a Retaliation

Delving further into the subject, Brian Krebs depicts a situation from his personal experience telling what bad things can happen if you screw with hacktivists. So, how did I get interested in the ‘noob persistent threat’, these DDoS services? Well, it started with a story that I wrote last fall...

Spy-jacking the Booters

Investigative reporter Brian Krebs and cybersecurity expert Lance James taking the floor at Black Hat to dissect the infrastructure of DDoS-for-hire industry. Brian Krebs: Hey everyone! My name is Brian Krebs, I’m an independent investigative reporter at Krebsonsecurity.com. I think this is my fifth or...

Brian Krebs talks in Panda Security Blogger Summit. Part 2.

Brian Krebs – renowned security journalist and the author of KrebsOnSecurity.com blog. I wouldn’t wanna stress this comparison too much but even the way these cyber gangs splice up, what they steal is very evocative of the drug gangs, considering that a major component of these ‘Cloud cartels’...

Brian Krebs talks in Panda Security Blogger Summit. Part 1.

Brian Krebs – renowned security journalist and the author of KrebsOnSecurity.com blog. I wanna try to set the tone of this discussion in a slightly provocative way. I’ve participated in enough of these round tables on security to know that they often devolve into discussions about how consumers...

Brian Krebs on cybersecurity and the future of hacking

Brian Krebs, the author of ‘Krebs On Security’ – a daily blog on computer security and cybercrime, talks about the cybersecurity problems, the future of hacking and Cloud Security Technologies. – Which are the main cybersecurity troubles for common Internet users? – I think that...