Hackers Send SWAT Team to Security Journalist's Home

    Date20 Mar 2013
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Krebs on Security's Brian Krebs reports that on the afternoon of March 14, he stepped outside his front door to find himself surrounded by police cars, with officers pointing guns at him. "I was instructed to face the house, back down my front steps and walk backwards into the adjoining parking area, after which point I was handcuffed and walked up to the top of the street," he writes.

    What eventually became clear what that someone had called 911 using a spoofed caller ID, claiming to be Krebs and saying that Russians had broken into his house and shot his wife. This all happened soon after Krebs' Web site was hit by a series of denial of service attacks, and Prolexic, which protects Krebs' site from such attacks, received a fake FBI warning directing them to shut down his site.

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