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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

383 articles by Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch

Black Basta Uses Qakbot, Brute Ratel in Ransomware Attacks

Researchers said the attack kill chain is the first time they observed Brute Ratel being used as a second-stage payload via a Qakbot infection.

Ransomware

Decipher Podcast: Source Code 10/14

Welcome back to Source Code, Decipher’s weekly news wrap podcast.

Source Code, Podcast

Budworm Threat Group Attacks Reveal ‘Change in Focus’

The Budworm espionage group leveraged the Log4j flaw to target a number of high-value organizations worldwide, including an unnamed U.S.-based state legislature.

Log4j

Decipher Podcast: David Agranovich

David Agranovich, director of threat disruption with Meta, discusses how threat groups are evolving their targeting of social media platforms in malware and espionage campaigns.

Facebook, Podcast

Microsoft Fixes Actively Exploited Windows Privilege-Escalation Bug

Meanwhile, two exploited Exchange flaws that publicly emerged two weeks ago were not addressed in Microsoft’s update.

Microsoft, Patch Tuesday