Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone is the Associate Editor of CyberScoop, covering the business and legal aspects of cybersecurity. Jeff previously covered cybersecurity at the Wall Street Journal. Before that, he wrote about technology policy and internet crime at outlets including the International Business Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

Financial

Nigerian email scammers upped their game, averaging 90,000 attacks monthly in 2019

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

The "SilverTerrier" group has evolved into a mature hacking threat over the past five years, researchers say.

Financial

FBI accuses Russian man of laundering money for a transnational cybercrime network

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

It's the latest update in the bureau's ongoing case against QQAAZZ, a transational money laundering operation.

Financial

FBI turns to insurers to grasp the full reach of ransomware

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

If victims don't report ransomware attacks to the FBI, insurers might be the next best source of information.

Technology

Google catches North Korean, Iranian hackers impersonating journalists in phishing efforts

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The figures are less than what occurred in 2018, but researchers have seen in uptick in 2020.

Technology

Rare cybercrime enforcement in Russia yields 25 arrests, shutters 'BuyBest' marketplace

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The accused scammers likely earned between $14 million and $20 million, according to one analysis.

Technology

Scammers tried using kids apps in the Google Play store to generate cash

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.

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