Maria Korolov

Contributing Writer

Maria Korolov has been covering emerging technology and emerging markets for the past twenty years. She has reported from Russia, India, and Afghanistan, and recently returned to the United States after running a news bureau in China for five years

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Two years after the OPM data breach: What government agencies must do now

Two years after the OPM data breach: What government agencies must do now

Recent reports show declining grades for government agencies’ efforts to improve cybersecurity. Experts weigh in on what needs to be done.

With new dynamic capabilities, will whitelisting finally catch on?

With new dynamic capabilities, will whitelisting finally catch on?

In this age of destructive and fast-spreading malware, companies are giving whitelisting a second look -- and with cloud-based, peer-to-peer whitelists and reputation scoring, the technology now has a chance to be widely adopted.

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

Few firms will be ready for new European breach disclosure rules, fines

The new European General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect next May, with onerous notification requirements and high penalties, but a year might not be enough for firms to get ready

APT3 hackers linked to Chinese intelligence

APT3 hackers linked to Chinese intelligence

The APT3 hacker group, which has been attacking government and defense industry targets since 2010, has been linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security, according to a report by Recorded Future.

Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes -- but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise

Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Suffolk County greets hurricane season with updated alerting system

Last September, as the East Coast prepared for Tropical Storm Hermine, the emergency broadcasting system accidentally sent out an evacuation alert for all of Long Island's Suffolk County. The alert was meant just for Fire Island, but...

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size.

Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Ad network takes steps to reduce fraud

Online advertisers are losing billions to fraud, but one advertising network has successfully taken steps to clean up its platform. U.S. advertisers spent more $25 billion on programmatic online ads last year, meaning that about $8...

Report: Average ransomware demand now over $1,000

Report: Average ransomware demand now over $1,000

The average amount of a ransomware demand has increased from $294 in 2015 to $1,077 last year, according to a new report by Symantec.

Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

Criminals turning to fraudulent gift cards

As retailers and other businesses increase security measures to prevent the use of gift cards purchased with stolen credit card numbers, cyber criminals have been focusing on fraudulent gift cards, according to a report released this...

Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Many companies have automated systems in place for preventing, detecting, and investigating security incidents, but automating the incident response and mitigation process for networks and endpoint devices has been a tougher nut to...

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