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Press releases, news stories and media highlights about Proofpoint

November 17, 2016

Why You Should Fear a Visit From the Ransomware Grinch This Holiday Season (

Inc. Magazine features Proofpoint’s recent ransomware discoveries, including CryptFile2 and MarsJoke, in an article warning people to stay alert for threats this holiday season.

November 03, 2016

Ransomware: Should Banks Prepare to Pay or Be Ready to Refuse?

American Banker discusses how banks should handle ransomware attacks and mentions Proofpoint’s research on financial hacks in 2016. 

October 28, 2016

Internet of Things Complicates Security: CEO

Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele appears on CNBC’s international TV segment Street Signs where he discusses the future of IoT security. Gary Steele is quoted.

October 20, 2016

Proofpoint Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire FireLayers, Extending Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS Applications

Proofpoint has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers, an innovator in cloud security.

October 20, 2016

Proofpoint Announces Strong Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Proofpoint, Inc. announces financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

October 09, 2016

Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth

TechCrunch features a contributed article from Proofpoint’s David Jevans about mobile security and the myth of the “unhackable phone”. David Jevans authored the article.

October 04, 2016

Proofpoint CEO: Keeping Information Safe | Mad Money | CNBC

CNBC Mad Money’s Jim Cramer interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele on the cybersecurity landscape and the threats facing companies today including email spoofing, social media fraud and data breaches.

September 28, 2016

Proofpoint Named A Leader In Digital Risk Monitoring and Granted Groundbreaking Patent for Social Media Protection

Proofpoint, Inc. announces it has been named a leader in digital risk monitoring in the The Forrester Wave™: Digital Risk Monitoring, Q3 2016 report and was also granted a new patent for its social media protection technology.

September 26, 2016

MarsJoke ransomware variant targets local and state governments

FedScoop covers Proofpoint’s discovery of a new ransomware variant called MarsJoke that is targeting local and state government officials. A Proofpoint spokesperson is not quoted.

September 15, 2016

Microsoft Shuts Dow Zero Day Used in AdGholas Malvertising Campaigns

Threatpost covers Proofpoint’s discovery of a zero-day vulnerability that affected both Internet Explorer and Edge in a massive malvertising campaign.

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