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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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706 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Law Enforcement Update Kills Emotet on Infected Devices

An uninstall process, pushed out to infected devices as part of the takedown of Emotet by law enforcement, has been triggered to kill the malware.

Emotet, Malware, Cybercrime, Botnet

Majority of U.S. Government Agencies Have Launched VDPs

On the heels of a September mandate from CISA, 90 percent of cabinet-level agencies have now published a vulnerability-disclosure policy (VDP).

Government, Government Agencies, Vulnerability Disclosure, Vulnerability Management

Prometei Botnet Tracks Down Vulnerable Exchange Servers

Yet another cryptocurrency mining malware family is attempting to compromise the Microsoft Exchange ProxyLogon flaws.

Malware, Microsoft, Cryptocurrency Malware, Botnet

ToxicEye Malware Leverages Telegram For C2

Researchers have uncovered a new RAT that contains data exfiltration capabilities and relies on Telegram for command-and-control (C2) communications.

Malware, Remote Access Trojan

New Bill Would Bar Federal Agencies From Buying Data

The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act targets loopholes in the law that permit data brokers to sell American’s private data to government agencies without a court order.

Government, Privacy, Data Privacy, Government Agencies