Security blogger Brian Krebs says a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that took down his website last week was likely the consequences for his outing of two Israelis who ran a DDoS-for-hire business.

The pair, whom he identifies as Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18, were arrested in Israel at the request of the FBI six days after Krebs posted his blog and are now under house arrest.

He thinks this blog posted Sept. 16 irked them or their confederates to retaliate with the attack against Krebs’ site using a botnet of hundreds of thousands or perhaps a million hijacked internet of things devices, mainly cameras, routers, and DVRs.

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