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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

38 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

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

Lazarus APT Cloaks Payloads With BMP Image Files

The Lazarus threat group is hiding its payloads in bitmap image (BMP) files, as seen in spear-phishing attacks targeting victims in South Korea.

Apt, Malware, Lazarus, Threat Actors

China’s Big Data Boom Spurs a Flourishing Underground Economy

As part of a prosperous Chinese-language underground economy, cybercriminals are illegally monetizing big data by selling it to scammers, threat groups or even marketers.

Cybercrime, Big Data, China

Decipher Podcast: Steve Ragan

Steve Ragan, security researcher with Akamai, joins Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch to discuss the evolution of phishing kits over the past year, and how attacks on the identity and trust model will change as employees start to go back into the office.

Podcast