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October 31, 2016

What’s the Fastest Way to 10 Million Malware Installations?

Duane Kuroda

If you asked me that question last month, I would said a cybercriminal needed to launch extensive email campaigns with tens of millions of messages each day and in a few months they might hit 10 million malware installations.

October 27, 2016

Flying Blind: Why Visibility is Cybersecurity’s Achilles Heel

Ryan Kalember

If National Cyber Security Awareness Month wasn’t enough to draw attention to today’s cyber threats, recent headlines might do the job.

October 25, 2016

Cybercriminals Spoof Every Major UK Bank, Masquerade as Branded Customer Service Twitter Accounts

Celeste Kinswood

We last wrote about angler phishing social media scams this summer when hackers used fake social media accounts to target PayPal customers and steal

October 14, 2016

Corporate Responsibility When Confronted With Rising Cybercrime Volumes

Ryan Kalember

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues this week with a focus on how every employee can promote a culture of cybersecurity at work.

October 06, 2016

Don’t Bite: Top 5 Email Phishing Lures

Patrick Wheeler

Phishing -- the practice of tricking an email recipient into clicking on an embedded attachment or URL in order to infect their computer or steal information -- remains a leading threat to organizations.

October 04, 2016

10 Tips on How to Identify a Phishing Email

Estelle Derouet

In October, most people look forward to pumpkin carving, changing weather and, if you’re Canadian, Thanksgiving. But for us in the security world, one of the most exciting things about October is the fact that it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

September 22, 2016

Uncertain of Your Autonomy Archive? Don’t Leave Compliance and E-discovery to Chance

Emily Wojcik

Amid news that HP is offloading its Autonomy assets, you may be mulling the fate of your legacy archive tools. Autonomy’s frequent changes in ownership have created new questions. Can my vendor continue to innovate? Will it execute on its roadmap?

September 08, 2016

5 Things College Students Can Do To Stay Safe Online

Proofpoint Staff

recent experiment involving 1,700 university students demonstrated that over half clicked through targeted malicious emails.

August 04, 2016

Malicious Apps and Social Media Scams Target 2016 Rio Olympic Fans and Brands

The 2016 Rio Olympic games are likely to be the most digitally-enabled Olympics in history, but that presents as many opportunities for attackers as it does for the viewing public. New Proofpoint research suggests that digital risks could affect virtual attendees and fans worldwide. 

July 28, 2016

Malvertising Innovation Brings New Risks To Millions

Proofpoint Staff

Observers might be tempted to conclude that the abrupt drop in exploit kit activity in June means a diminished threat from drive-by malvertising attacks.