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Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Executive Editor

Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch is an award-winning journalist who strives to shed light on how security issues impact not only businesses and defenders on the front line, but also the daily lives of consumers.

In her previous position at Threatpost, Lindsey covered all aspects of the cybersecurity industry - from data privacy regulatory efforts to the evolution of underground cybercriminal marketplaces. Prior to that, Lindsey specialized in writing about microprocessors, enterprise business technology and the Internet of Things at CRN. In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and traveling.


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Decipher Podcast: Source Code 4/19

Welcome back to the Source Code podcast, Decipher’s weekly news wrap podcast with input from our sources.

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A Decade of Sandworm: Digging into APT44’s Past and Future

Decipher’s Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch and Mandiant analysts Dan Black and Gabby Roncone reflect on the most pivotal moments from Sandworm over the last decade, from NotPetya to the Ukraine electric power grid attacks.

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OpenMetadata Bugs Enable Kubernetes Cryptomining Attacks

Threat actors have been exploiting known vulnerabilities in open-source platform OpenMetadata in order to access Kubernetes workloads and use them for cryptomining.


Phishing Attack Targets LastPass Users’ Master Passwords

In order to convince LastPass users to hand over their passwords, attackers used a mix of phone calls, phishing emails and a phishing page under the domain “help-lastpass[.]com,” which has since been taken down.


Sandworm Group Shifts to Espionage Attacks, Hacktivist Personas

Recent activity by the well-known Sandworm group - which researchers with Mandiant have started calling APT44 - relies on a mix of espionage efforts and hacktivist personas.