[ISN] Man Who Exposed Target Security Breach Is Focus of Sony Movie Deal (Exclusive)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/man-who-exposed-target-security-689782 By Borys Kit The Hollywood Reporter 3/19/2014 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 KrebsonSecurity.com, was the first person to expose the credit card breach at Target that shook the retail world in December. Richard Wenk, the screenwriter who wrote Sony’s high-testing big-screen version of The Equalizer, is on board to write what is being envisioned as a cyber-thriller inspired by the article and set in the high-stakes international criminal world of cyber-crime. Escape Artists’ Steve Tisch, Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal are producing as are Todd Hoffman and Richard Arlook. David Bloomfield will executive produce. Nicole Perlroth’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. […]