About Attack Spotlight
Introduced in July 2018, each installment in our Attack Spotlight series highlights malicious content and lures that are being distributed at critical mass. We draw from Proofpoint’s world-class threat intelligence — which is based on analysis of billions of emails each day — and apply our security awareness training expertise to deliver actionable content that alerts infosec teams and end users to dangerous attack campaigns.
Each Attack Spotlight includes a two-minute awareness mini-module and a downloadable PDF that feature an example of an actual phishing email seen in the wild, explaining the current threat in non-technical terms. Wombat customers also have another way to use the content: Each lure featured in Attack Spotlight is also added to ThreatSim® as a simulated phishing template.
We release new Attack Spotlights as pressing threats are identified, which means the time between spotting a trending attack and informing end users can be reduced dramatically, from months to days.
We encourage you to take advantage of this free, high-quality content and incorporate it into your security awareness training program. You can access all available Attack Spotlights — including the Emotet content — via our website.