Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, and cyberwarfare for CyberScoop. She previously worked at Axios as a news reporter, covering breaking political news, foreign policy, and cybersecurity. Shannon hails from Chicago and went to Tufts University, and is ready to talk about ballet, France, and espionage.

Government

NSA, FBI publicize hacking tool linked to Russian military intelligence

by Shannon Vavra • 19 hours ago

The technical disclosure comes just months ahead of the election.

Financial

A financially-motivated attack group is getting better at using this banking trojan

by Shannon Vavra • 21 hours ago

Threat actors using a common banking trojan are improving the ways they get it on victims' systems, according to Juniper Threat Labs.

Government

North Korean hackers are targeting Israel's defense sector, Israel Ministry of Defense claims

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

North Korean government-linked hackers have been targeting the Israeli defense sector with fake job offers.

Healthcare

Someone duped Twitter verification to spread racist disinformation on US coronavirus vaccine

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

The tactic sounds a lot like a prior Iranian disinformation effort.

Government

Election interference efforts have shifted, NSA and Cyber Command election threats leads say

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

With Election Day less than 100 days away, the National Security Agency and the Pentagon's Cyber Command are carefully monitoring threats, two government officials said Friday.

Technology

Flaws in Qualcomm chips could allow snooping, Check Point finds

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

Qualcomm Technologies Snapdragon chips have over 400 vulnerabilities, some of which could allow hackers to spy on users’ GPS location.

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