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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

Google Disrupts Cookie Theft Malware Attacks

Google researchers point to a resurgence in a decades-old session hijacking tactic, as seen in a recent phishing campaign.

Malware, Browser Security, Admin Session Hijacks

Q&A: Genevieve Stark and Joshua Shilko

Mandiant threat intelligence researchers give Decipher editor Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch a behind-the-scenes look at how they began tracking recently discovered ransomware group FIN12 - and what's next for the group.

Ransomware

Telecom Firms Compromised in LightBasin Cyberattacks

A well-known attack group has compromised at least 13 telecommunications organizations since 2019, relying on custom toolsets and a novel C2 persistence method.

Cybercrime, Telecommunications, Cyberattack

FinCEN Warns of Evolving Ransomware Money Laundering Efforts

A Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) report showed cybercriminals switching up their money laundering efforts, in order to avoid detection by law enforcement.

Ransomware, Financial Services, Finance Security

Security Challenges, Ransomware Attacks Plague School Districts

A slew of ransomware attacks is causing government officials to consider the resources needed to secure school district networks.

Education, Education Data Breach, Security Education, Ransomware