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

Why did Cyber Command back off its recent plans to call out North Korean hacking?

by Shannon Vavra • 11 hours ago

U.S. Cyber Command was set to post another Lazarus Group-linked malware sample to VirusTotal in September, but ultimately decided against it. Why?

Technology

Russian hackers have been mooching off existing OilRig infrastructure

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

Russian-linked hackers known as the Turla group have been piggybacking on Iranian hackers’ tools and infrastructure for years now to run their own attacks.

Financial

North Korea is using front companies to steal cryptocurrency

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

North Korean government-backed hackers known by the name of Lazarus Group are back at it.

Government

Cyber Command’s bug bounty program uncovers more than 30 vulnerabilities

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The bug bounty program, sponsored by U.S. Cyber Command, zeroed in on finding vulnerabilities external to the Department of Defense Information Network.

Government

'Kicking out the adversary' is part of new Cybersecurity Directorate's mission, NSA says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The focus on eradicating hackers from victimized organizations sets the new Cybersecurity Directorate apart from old defense-focused branches of the NSA.

Government

NSA director rebukes Beijing for 'weaponizing' disinformation in Hong Kong protests

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Gen. Paul Nakasone says China's information warfare efforts are only meant to help the country exert authoritarian control.

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