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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

225 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Q&A: Timo Steffens

Timo Steffens, private security researcher and author of Attribution of Advanced Persistent Threats, discusses some of the top roadblocks that researchers face during attribution.

Q&a, Malware, Cyberattack

LockBit Ransomware Variant Targets VMware ESXi Servers

Researchers found an announcement on an underground forum for LockBit Linux-ESXi Locker version 1.0 in October.

Ransomware, Linux, Vmware

DTPacker Malware Steals Data, Loads Second-Stage Payloads

Researchers have been tracking the malware packer since 2020 in dozens of campaigns that have impacted hundreds of victims.

Malware

Decipher Podcast: Source Code 1/21

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

Podcast, Source Code

Emotet Spam Attacks Use Hexadecimal, Octal IP Addresses

The known tactic, which helps attackers sidestep detection, has been observed in spam messages that deploy Emotet.

Emotet, Malware, Spammers