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

U.S. Cyber Command warns of North Korea-linked Lazarus Group malware

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

It's the second time in as many months Cyber Command has added malware details to VirusTotal.

Financial

DanaBot banking trojan hits Germany again, with new targets

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

DanaBot is being used to hit German retail websites, including H&M, according to new research from Webroot.

Government

At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.

Government

Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

Government

NSA's reverse-engineering malware tool, Ghidra, to get new features to save time, boost accuracy

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The spy agency says it has listened to feedback from users and is integrating some of those ideas into the software.

Government

'Machete' cyber-espionage group goes after military in Venezuela

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The group, dubbed "Machete by ESET, has been known to hit many Latin American countries.

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