The Target data breach resonates with all of us. Tens of millions had their credit card numbers stolen, and 100 million or more had a big slate of personal information taken.
Now, this depressing story may become fodder for Hollywood.
Says the Hollywood Reporter:
Sony has picked up the rights to the New York Times article "Reporting From the Web’s Underbelly," which focused on cyber security blogger Brian Krebs. Krebs, with his site KrebsonSecurity.com, was the first person to expose the credit card breach at Target that shook the retail world in December.
It might seem hard to make a thriller out of this, but the story says Krebs has been under constant attack since specializing in the dark side of Web security issues:
For his work, Krebs had his identity stolen half a dozen times and had fecal matter and heroin sent to his house. Once, a SWAT team was called to his home just as his mother was arriving in an incident of "swatting" committed by hackers.
You can read the whole story here.