Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brian Krebs Leaving The Washington Post

In another sign of the decline of print media, Brian Krebs, the world's number one journalist in the fight against Internet-based crime, is leaving The Washington Post.

Brian Krebs last column appeared December 24th:

Farewell 2009, and The Washington Post

This will be the last post for the Security Fix blog. Dec. 31 marks my final day at The Washington Post Company.

Over the last 15 years, I've reported hundreds of stories for and the paper edition. I have authored more than 1,300 blog posts since we launched Security Fix back in March 2005. Dozens of investigative reports that first appeared online later were "reverse published" in the newspaper, including eight front-page stories and a Post Magazine cover.

Through it all, you - the reader - have been my most valuable source, most reliable critic, and most persistent muse. Loyal readers are the reason Security Fix has consistently been among the most-visited blogs on Thank you.

I will continue to remain engaged in this increasingly vital news beat. Please stay in touch for updates in the New Year. I can be reached directly at this e-mail address.

Brian has led the way in the fight against Russian organized crime's assault on the Internet. Among his notable articles are:

Russian Business Network: Down, But Not Out:

Mapping the Russian Business Network:

Taking on the Russian Business Network:

Shadowy Russian Firm Seen as Conduit for Cybercrime:

Estonia Incident Demonstrated Power of Russia-Based Cyber Networks:

The loss of Krebs indicates that The Washington Post Company may be in serious financial trouble.

Brian is creating a new web site at

He can be reached at:

James McQuaid