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

NSA warns defense contractors of recent Chinese government-backed hacking

by Shannon Vavra • 23 hours ago

Chinese hackers are using known vulnerabilities to breach a multitude of victims.

Technology

Anti-stalkerware group still working to protect domestic abuse victims

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

Eva Galperin and Chris Cox weigh in on the road ahead for stamping out stalkerware.

Government

NSA aims to boost Black students' access to security education, paid internships

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

The spy agency is trying to improve equitable access to robust cybersecurity education, mentoring and paid internships.

Technology

Barnes & Noble cyber incident could expose customer shipping addresses, order history

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Email addresses and phone numbers may be exposed as well.

Technology

Cyber Command, Microsoft take action against TrickBot botnet before Election Day

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The Pentagon and Microsoft have moved against one of the world’s largest botnets in recent weeks.

Technology

Researchers' experience with Apple offers peek at 'confusing' vulnerability award process

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Questions about Apple's relationship with researchers remain.

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