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.

Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

The information security industry hasn't made any significant strides in addressing the workforce shortage, according to a report released this morning by ISACA.

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

Report: Attack numbers fell last quarter, but attacks were more targeted and sophisticated

Report: Attack numbers fell last quarter, but attacks were more targeted and sophisticated

The total number of cybersecurity attacks fell by 35 percent in the last quarter of 2016, according to a new report, but the attacks became more targeted and sophisticated. Instead of general-purpose exploit kits and broad scanning,...

Report: Passwords not going away any time soon

Report: Passwords not going away any time soon

The number of passwords in use will grow from about 75 billion today to around 100 billion in 2020, according to a new report from Cybersecurity Ventures.

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.

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