Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, espionage, and cyber-operations 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 received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

Government

NSA cyber director discusses US response, approach to apparent espionage operation

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

The SolarWinds campaign leveraged private sector networks, Rob Joyce said.

Geopolitics

Hackers target Japanese government, transportation entities

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

It's just the latest cyberattack to hit Japanese entities this year.

Geopolitics

Operator of Deer.io, a hosting platform for cybercriminal services, is sentenced to 2.5 years

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The site raked in $17 million worth of sales and sold at least $1.2 million in U.S.-based stolen information.

Government

Court rules encrypted email provider Tutanota must monitor messages in blackmail case

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The decision could have implications for invasive surveillance.

Government

FBI employee indicted for stealing classified info on FBI cybersecurity work

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The documents also revealed information on al Qaeda and counterintelligence work.

Technology

Misinformation on Israel-Gaza violence prompts Facebook 24-hour tracking program

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The death toll continues to rise.

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