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Target Data Hack Optioned for Big Screen Movie

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Hey, remember that frustrating argument you got into with your bank about those weird charges on your credit card that they refused to remove but then eventually turned out to be part of that crappy Target data hack? Well, your drama is about to become Hollywood drama!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures just looooved all those angry messages you posted on your Facebook page and is ready to turn all those strands of hair you pulled out trying to talk some sense into Bank of America into a dramatic film:

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, was the first person to expose the credit card breach at Target that shook the retail world in December.


NicolePerlroth's New York Times article told of Krebs, who has the appearance of a mild-mannered accountant but writes with a 12-gauge shotgun by his side, is an expert in the digital underground and is on a first-name basis with some of the biggest cyber-criminals in the world, many of whom are Russian.

Krebs started as a technology reporter for the Washington Post, where he developed his niche in the security domain. When his editors wanted him to broaden his beat, he refused and was let go. That's when he created his own blog, which hit it big when he was first to report about Target's breach in security in December when millions of credit card numbers were stolen.


I look forward to the Academy Awards ceremony and am crossing my fingers that Sherry, my Target customer service representative, gets a nomination for "Most Patient Telecommunications Worker During a Phone Call in Which Multiple Acts of Violence Are Threatened." Sorry, Sherry. I totally get where you were coming from now.

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