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

The U.N. passed a resolution that gives Russia greater influence over internet norms

by Shannon Vavra • 5 mins ago

It's worded in a seemingly harmless manner — but it's actually a thinly veiled Kremlin effort to export its model of internet control, rights groups warn.

Government

Sen. Menendez questions Twitter about former employees spying for Saudi Arabia

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

The Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants to hold Twitter and the Trump Administration to account.

Government

Cyber Command has drastically cut hiring time for cybersecurity roles, says DOD CISO

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

The Cyber Excepted Service program is bearing some fruit, Department of Defense CISO Jack Wilmer says.

Financial

Alleged SIM-swappers charged in $550,000 cryptocurrency scam

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

They also threatened victims' families, according to an indictment.

Financial

Another group is impersonating USPS, tax entities around the globe in order to steal money

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

The scheme has been trying to trick victims into clicking through spearphishing emails that contain ransomware — and at times banking trojans.

Financial

Cyber Command flags North Korean-linked hackers behind ongoing financial heists

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

And this time they have the capability to record audio from victim machines.

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