Articles by Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone covers US national security, intelligence, international affairs, technology and privacy for the International Business Times. 

Loretta Lynch

US Indicts Seven Iran-Linked Hackers

The indictments announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch are only the third time the U.S. has publicly identified suspected cyber adversaries.

Why FBI Wanted Out Of Encryption Hearing

If a Tuesday hearing on their dispute with Apple had taken place, the feds would have been required to prove they had exhausted every resource in trying to access a gunman's iPhone data.

Apple Security Myths Busted

The tech company's Mac devices, featuring Gatekeeper software, aren't more secure than Windows devices. They're just attacked less frequently.


An Iranian woman walks past a mural painted on the outer walls of the former US embassy in Tehran on September 20, 2020

What US Sanctions Mean For Iran

“Our actions today are a warning that should be heard worldwide. No matter who you are, if you violate the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, you risk sanctions” -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo