Internet criminals will stop at nothing to frustrate journalist Brian Krebs’ efforts to uncover or expose them.
Earlier this year, an aggravated prankster signed him up to countless email newsletters that flooded his email inbox, rendering it useless.
“I think at its height it was more than 100,000 emails an hour,” Mr Krebs, who was a keynote speaker at the recent McAfee MPOWER cybersecurity summit in Las Vegas, tells Fairfax Media.
“I actually had to upgrade my email’s storage because I could either sit there for a week deleting all these emails myself or I could just suck it up and buy more storage space.
But that wasn’t the worst he’s encountered.