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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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89 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Trickbot Expands Malware Distribution Channels

Researchers observed known threat groups infecting victims with TrickBot for the first time in June, suggesting that the malware operators are expanding their distribution channels.

Trickbot, Malware, Banking Malware

Microsoft Fixes Actively Exploited Windows Zero-Day

Microsoft issued a fix for a use-after-free Windows vulnerability that was being leveraged in attacks, as part of its October Patch Tuesday roundup.

Patch Tuesday, Microsoft, Zero Day

The Art of Extortion: Cybercriminals Build Up Blackmail Tactics

When it comes to cyber extortion, attackers are constantly on the hunt for new ways to put pressure on victims to pay up.

Ransomware, Data Breaches, Extortion

FIN12 Ransomware Attackers Target Medical Facilities

The FIN12 group is targeting healthcare providers in the U.S. with aggressive cyberattacks that deploy the Ryuk ransomware.

Healthcare Security, Cybercrime, Ransomware

BlackTech Espionage Gang Adds to Malware Toolset

Researchers at VB2021 localhost gave an inside look into new malware families that the BlackTech espionage group is now using.

Malware, Apt, Net Exploitation