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.

Technology

Zoom vulnerabilities could give attackers webcam, microphone access

by Shannon Vavra • 7 hours ago

Fret not: Attackers would need physical access to your computer to exploit the flaws.

Technology

North Korean hackers reboot espionage operations following December takedown

by Shannon Vavra • 1 day ago

APT37 is back, according to research from a South Korean security company.

Government

FBI warns Zoom, teleconference meetings vulnerable to hijacking

by Shannon Vavra • 1 day ago

Zoom has offered the promise of secure teleconferencing, though privacy and security concerns are growing.

Technology

Hong Kong targeted in new sweeping mobile malware campaign

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

Recent protests Hong Kong have been accompanied by surveillance and misinformation campaigns intended to clamp down on the activists.

Technology

Leave the pandemic out of your phishing simulations, Cofense says to industry

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Cofense has pulled all coronavirus templates, a first for the company.

Technology

Hackers are messing with routers' DNS settings as telework surges around the world

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

BitDefender caught a campaign of attackers hijacking the DNS settings in Linksys routers.

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