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.


European cops collected data from encrypted chat service for weeks prior to cocaine bust

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

Sky CC appears to be the latest encrypted service to be compromised by European authorities.


FBI alert on Egregor ransomware highlighted affiliate cybercrime model

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Egregor is one of a number of strains classified as ransomware-as-a-service, meaning users can pay a fee to enlist the malicious code for their crime sprees.


Federal advisories detail bitcoin payments to ransomware gangs, urgency of threat

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Treasury recently warned that helping to pay ransomware to any entity on its cyber sanctions list could incur civil penalties.


More than $4 billion in cybercrime losses reported to FBI in 2020

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

It's growth driven by email scams and ransomware attacks.


Questions about Clubhouse security, privacy just keep adding up

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The Clubhouse app has a reported 10 million downloads, and three or four news cycles about security flaws in its repertoire.


Plane-maker Bombardier discloses breach after stolen data surfaces

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The Bombardier announcement seems to reference the Accellion hack, a sprawling incident affecting firms in the U.S. and Canada.