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

Top Secret documents show Cyber Command's growing pains in its mission against ISIS

by Shannon Vavra • 4 hours ago

Newly released documents show U.S. Cyber Command had its struggles in taking down ISIS infrastructure in 2016.

Technology

Pete Buttigieg's campaign CISO has resigned

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Mick Baccio, who has been with the Buttigieg campaign since last August, told CyberScoop he was resigning due to differences in the campaign's security approach.

Government

The NSA discovered a severe flaw in Microsoft Windows 10

by Shannon Vavra • 7 days ago

It's the first time the NSA is taking credit publicly for discovering a Microsoft vulnerability.

Government

Report: Russian hackers waged broad phishing campaign against company tied to Trump impeachment

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Area 1 Security says Burisma has been sent phishing pages by APT28, the same group who hacked the DNC in 2016.

Financial

TrickBot developers have spun up a new backdoor for high-value targets

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Banking trojan operators are upping their game, researchers say.

Financial

Kaspersky: North Korean hackers getting more careful, targeted in financial hacks

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Lazarus Group is tweaking some of its malware, delivery mechanisms, and payloads to evade detection.

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