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.

Government

Cyber Command deployed personnel to Estonia to protect elections against Russian threat

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

It was part of a broad effort to secure the 2020 vote from foreign interference.

Government

North Korean hackers ramp up coronavirus vaccine targeting

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

It's a COVID-19 vaccine hacking spree.

Government

US alert urges think tanks to be on guard for foreign hacking activity

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Think tanks are a prime target for espionage.

Government

Senators warn YouTube to buck up on misinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Video content poses a unique threat.

Technology

Baidu apps in Google Play Store left users vulnerable to tracking, Palo Alto finds

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

It's some of the most sensitive device data.

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