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.

Technology

Someone is using the 'Cozy Bear' moniker to scare DDoS victims into bitcoin payments

by Jeff Stone • 8 hours ago

It looks like scammers are impersonating one of Russia’s most notorious hacking groups in order to extort victims out of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin.

Government

The Dark Overlord hacking suspect who's fighting extradition to the U.S. is running out of options

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

Nathan Wyatt could be on his way to the U.S. before the end of the year. The group known as the Dark Overlord has been tied to a series of attacks on U.S. schools, health care providers and Netflix.

Technology

As iOS vulnerabilities emerge, a new app promises to detect hacked iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

The app is available for $4.99 in the iOS store.

Financial

Nigerian romance scammers swiped thousands of dollars from individuals, U.S. prosecutors say

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

Who needs Western Union when you can use Google Hangouts?

Government

Russia's GRU propped up fake media personas, mostly failed at social media promotion after DNC hack

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

The effort failed to prioritize obvious strategies that would have generated higher engagement.

Government

Alleged Russian scammer appears in U.S. court after extradition battle

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The case of Aleksei Burkov has been the subject of headlines in Israel and Russia for months.

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