31 Jul '13, 12pm

How a Russian cybercriminal tried to frame me with a Bitcoin heroin deal

How a Russian cybercriminal tried to frame me with a Bitcoin heroin deal

Brian Krebs is a security journalist who specialises in uncovering the shadier ends of cybercrime . Having worked at the Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, he now has his own KrebsOnSecurity blog – but his work has attracted some unwanted attention from the objects of his investigations. This extract from the original is used with permission. Over the past six months, "fans" of my website and its author have shown their affection in some curious ways. One called in a phony hostage situation that resulted in a dozen heavily armed police surrounding my home . Another opened a $20,000 new line of credit in my name. Others sent more than $1,000 in bogus PayPal donations from hacked accounts. Still more admirers paid my cable bill for the next three years using stolen credit cards. Malware authors have even used my name and likeness to peddle their wares. "Flycracker," the admi...

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