Monday, March 18, 2013

Krebs has been SWATted

SWATting is the act of passing a call to 911 (in the US) spoofing someone and usually making claims such as a murder is in progress, or heavily armed people were seen entering the house. This prompts a response from the authorities, that send officers to verify, and from time to time, SWAT teams.

Brian Krebs, the well-known security specialist, was the target of one, from what he says, probably in response to his work in investigating some russian gangs. His web site was also the target of a DoS.

The full article on his blog here.