Sony Pictures has purchased the movie rights to the story of the reporter who brought the Target credit card hack to light.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the company bought the rights to the New York Times story “Reporting From the Web’s Underbelly,” a profile of security reporter Brian Krebs.
Krebs broke the news of the hack back in December, when approximately 40 million credit card numbers were stolen, reportedly as a result of a malware-carrying phishing e-mail.

The Times wrote about Krebs’ coverage of the hack in February.
As the Times article says, Krebs is deeply embedded in the cyber security community, with friends including Russian cybercriminals who “leak him documents about their rivals” and enemies who have swatted his house and “sent fecal matter… to his doorstep.”

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