Target hack: The movie? Hollywood says yes
Hollywood wants to make money off of Target’s big cyber security misfortune.
Remember last fall when hackers stole the personal bank information of about 40 million Target customers?
Well now, Sony has bought the rights to a New York Times article about Brian Krebs, the security blogger who was the first to expose December’s security breach at Target, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The article, “Reporting From the Web’s Underbelly,” was written by Nicole Perlroth and details how Krebs’ blog about cybercrime has prompted criminals to hack him repeatedly, send heroin and excrement to his home and falsely accuse him of murder.
Hence, the 12-gauge shotgun he keeps by his side while writing.
The movie is expected to be a cyberthriller written by Richard Wenk, whose credits include “16 Blocks,” “The Mechanic” and “The Expendables 2.”
There is no response from Target, still making changes to prevent such a breach from happening again.
Brian Krebs, the blogger who broke the news about the breach said he was surprised by this and wants Edward Norton to play him.