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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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Featured Articles

90 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Stealthy Windows Rootkit Slips Attackers Past Detection

The newly disclosed Moriya rootkit has been used since at least 2018 in a campaign targeting large regional diplomatic organizations in Asia and Africa.

Malware, Rootkit, Windows

ICS Security Requires Private-Public Sector Synergy

Government officials and technology experts call for more collaboration between the public and private sectors when it comes to securing industrial control system environments.

Ics Security, Critical Infrastructure Security, Government

Dell Patches High-Severity Firmware Update Driver Flaws

The high-severity Dell flaws could allow local attackers to gain kernel-mode privileges.

Dell, Vulnerability, Privilege Escalation, Firmware Security

Rust-Based Buer Malware Variant Emerges

Cybercriminals have rewritten the Buer malware loader in the Rust programming language, in an attempt to avoid detection.

Malware, Rust Programming Language, Spear Phishing

Threat Group Exploits SonicWall Flaw to Deploy FiveHands Ransomware

Researchers shed light on the FiveHands ransomware, which was deployed after a threat group exploited a now-patched SonicWall flaw in January.

Ransomware, Malware, Vulnerability