Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone is the editor-in-chief of CyberScoop, with a special interest in cybercrime, disinformation and U.S. courts. He previously covered financial and legal aspects of security as an editor at the Wall Street Journal, and technology policy for sites including the Christian Science Monitor and the International Business Times.

Financial

‘Dark Overlord’ hacker pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years for extortion threats

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

"I don't want to see another computer for the rest of my life," Nathan Wyatt, a U.K. man, said during a court hearing.

Financial

US charges, sanctions Russians accused of stealing $17 million from crypto exchanges

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The charges come amid a flurry of Justice Department activity.

Financial

Ransomware to blame for nearly half the cyber-insurance claims filed in early 2020

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Just because a ransomware victim files a cyber-insurance claim does not mean the cost will be covered.

Technology

Twitter plans to remove false election tweets, setting up clash with Trump

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Tweets meant to undermine confidence in the electoral process will be flagged or removed.

Government

Beijing floats a plan to protect Chinese companies from American cyber 'bullying'

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The plan ranges from encouraging a rational approach to larger plans to stop mass surveillance.

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