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

Number of investigations into SolarWinds breach grows, along with cleanup cost

by Shannon Vavra • 18 hours ago

SolarWinds faces existential questions in the aftermath of the breach.

Government

Suspected China-linked hackers targeted India's energy sector, research suggests

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

China may be trying to send a signal to India, analysts say.

Technology

Microsoft shares tool to hunt for compromise in SolarWinds breach

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

It's the latest private sector effort to help respond to the SolarWinds fallout.

Government

Vietnamese hackers spent years harassing human rights activists with spyware

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

OceanLotus has a vast array of tools at its disposal to conduct espionage.

Technology

Twitter scrubs accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence operations

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Social media companies are still playing catchup to repeat offenders running influence operations.

Government

Chinese hackers stole another NSA-linked hacking tool, research finds

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

A growing body of research shows Chinese hackers going after NSA tools.

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