Greg Otto

Greg Otto

Greg Otto is Editor-in-Chief of CyberScoop, overseeing all editorial content for the website. Greg joined Scoop News Group in 2014 as FedScoop's Tech Editor, covering all of the innovative tech government is leveraging: cloud computing, mobility, cybersecurity, open source and enterprise architecture.

Previously, Greg was the Assistant Managing Editor for Digital at Washington Business Journal, where he covered D.C.'s tech startups while overseeing all digital content. He was also a News Editor at U.S. News & World Report, covering a wide range of topics from technology to crime to culture. Before that, he served as a web editor for WTOP News, winning an Edward R. Murrow award in 2009.

Greg holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University. ᐧ

Financial

Alleged Capital One hacker may have taken data from dozens of companies, feds say

by Greg Otto • 7 days ago

In a court filing, the government says Paige Thompson told police that she neither sold or shared the data from the Capital One breach.

Financial

What Capital One's cybersecurity team did (and did not) get right

by Greg Otto • 3 weeks ago

It's not great that a lone engineer was able to pull data from 106 million people. But this was far from Equifax 2.0.

Financial

Capital One announces massive data breach; lone suspect arrested in Seattle

by Greg Otto • 3 weeks ago

The breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada.

Financial

Stock trading app Robinhood says user passwords were readable on internal systems

by Greg Otto • 4 weeks ago

A Robinhood spokesperson told CyberScoop that the company has no evidence users' information was accessed.

Government

Cybersecurity has done more to drive government cloud use than any other feature, intel official says

by Greg Otto • 2 months ago

Principal deputy director of national intelligence Sue Gordon said the security in the cloud has "allowed the greatest movement of mission."

Government

Chinese hackers found and repurposed elite NSA-linked tools

by Greg Otto • 4 months ago

Symantec has evidence that Chinese-linked hackers were using NSA-authored tools at least a year before they were publicly leaked by the Shadow Brokers.

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