DISCARDED: Tales from the Threat Research Trenches is a podcast for security practitioners, intelligence analysts, and threat hunters looking to learn more about the threat behaviors and attack patterns.

Social Engineering: How Threat Actors Manipulate Their Targets

In this episode, Daniel Blackford, Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, explains how bad actors capitalize on our humanity to attack us.
May 24, 2022

Paying Attention to BEC: The Most Costly Threat by Individual Losses

When you think about the most costly threat to individual losses, most people will assume ransomware.
May 24, 2022

Web Bugs & the Tubthumping Tactics of Chinese Threat Actor TA416

Chinese Threat Actor TA416, otherwise known as Mustang Panda, has been active for a long time, and every time they get knocked down, they get up again.
May 24, 2022

Defending Against Cyber Criminals: Emotet’s Resurrection & Conti’s Implosion

In this episode, we hear from Andrew Northern, Senior Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, about the resurrection of the Emotet malware, the Conti implosion, and advice to cyber defenders. 
May 24, 2022

Threat Actor 2541: The Latest Tricks & Patterns

In this episode, we hear from Joe Wise, Threat Researcher at Proofpoint, about the latest tricks from TA2541 (and why it’s so fun to research that group).
May 24, 2022

The Troubling Rise of MFA Kits

Until recently, threat actors haven’t really invested much time in MFA phish kits because not a lot of people used MFA.
May 24, 2022