Maria Korolov

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.

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

'Tis the season to watch out for W-2 phishing scams

'Tis the season to watch out for W-2 phishing scams

Earlier this month, the IRS sent out an urgent alert warning employers that this W-2 phishing scam had spread beyond the corporate world to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits

Report: some small cities have surprisingly high number of exposed devices

Report: some small cities have surprisingly high number of exposed devices

This morning, Trend Micro released a report about the exposed cyberassets in the top U.S. cities and most critical industry segments -- and in many cases, it was the smaller municipalities that had the largest number of problems.

Javelin, Visa offer different takes on whether card fraud is moving online

Javelin, Visa offer different takes on whether card fraud is moving online

According to a report released last week by Javelin, card-not-present fraud went up 40 percent this year, but according to Visa, there has been no increase in the rate of online fraud.

Criminals release fewer new types of malware last year, double down on ransomware

Criminals release fewer new types of malware last year, double down on ransomware

Cybercriminals have been producing fewer new kinds of malware last year -- but that's because they're so busy raking in the money from their ransomware attacks. The number of unique malware samples discovered last year was 60 million,...

AI isn't just for the good guys anymore

AI isn't just for the good guys anymore

Criminals are beginning to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to get around cyber defenses

Security execs voice concern over Trump travel ban

Security execs voice concern over Trump travel ban

Senior security industry professionals were concerned about the travel ban imposed this weekend by President Trump, and worried that the repercussions could go far beyond the handful of countries singled out so far.

Compliance focus, too much security expertise hurts awareness programs

Compliance focus, too much security expertise hurts awareness programs

Security awareness teams aren't getting the support they need to be successful, according to the SANS Institute. But some unexpected factors can cause programs to fail as well, including a focus on compliance -- and too much security...

Report: Half of ransomware's SMB victims pay up

Report: Half of ransomware's SMB victims pay up

More than 50 percent of small and midsized businesses have fallen victim to ransomware, and, of those, 48 percent paid a ransom, according to a report released today by Ponemon Institute and Carbonite.

Is antivirus getting worse?

Is antivirus getting worse?

Anti-virus software is getting worse at detecting both known and new threats, says a new report. Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, while detection rates for...

How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

Russia, China -- and the US -- are biggest geopolitical cybersecurity threats

Russia, China -- and the US -- are biggest geopolitical cybersecurity threats

Russia and China have the more advanced cyber capabilities and are the highest potential of severe impact, but the US and its allies also pose global security concerns, according to a report released this morning by Flashpoint

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