Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, geopolitics, spyware, and cyberwarfare for CyberScoop. She previously worked at Axios as a news reporter, covering breaking political news, foreign policy, and cybersecurity. She has appeared on live national television and radio to discuss her reporting, including on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CBS, Al Jazeera, NPR, WTOP, as well as on podcasts including Motherboard’s CYBER and The CyberWire’s Caveat. Shannon hails from Chicago and went to Tufts University.

Technology

Russian agent accused of interfering in US elections is back meddling online, Facebook says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

Andriy Derkach is tied to a new influence campaign.

Government

DOD expands vulnerability disclosure program, giving hackers more approved targets

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

The expansion comes as the DOD eyes broader changes for its Vulnerability Disclosure Program.

Technology

Qualys researchers uncover 21 bugs in Exim mail servers

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

It's the kind of access the NSA has described as a "dream" for Russian hackers.

Technology

Apple issues security update for WebKit flaws

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

There are reports hackers have been exploiting the bugs.

Government

NSA warns defense contractors to double check connections in light of Russian hacking

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The SolarWinds hacking is looming large.

Government

Suspected Chinese hackers are breaking into nearby military targets

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The suspected PLA hackers are back in action.

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