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March 22, 2016

Instagram Attack Spotlights Blended Social Media and Email Trend

Mike Lee

Instagram continues to increase in popularity and unfortunately cyber criminals have caught on. A recent Instagram attack has highlighted an important phenomenon—the blending of social media and email attacks.

March 09, 2016

Cyber Criminals Scoring With Impostor Emails

Ryan Kalember

The Latest Trend Or Natural Evolution?

February 25, 2016

Three Things to See During RSA Conference 2016: Human Exploits and Russian Attackers

Ryan Kalember

Next week is the annual RSA Conference, and the cybersecurity community will be coming together to discuss how we can keep organizations safe from the latest cyber crime efforts.

February 18, 2016

New Ransomware Discovered: Three Ways to Prevent It, How to Report It

Ryan Kalember

This week we uncovered a new form of ransomware malware (Locky), which infects organizations and holds data hostage until a ransom is paid.

February 10, 2016

Mobile Apps Unchecked: Why Federal Agencies Need to Go Beyond App Store Security

Dave Jevans

Federal cybersecurity teams are under intense scrutiny as public sector breaches dominate headlines. Unfortunately, another critical threat is looming.

February 04, 2016

Super Bowl 2016 Social Media Trends: Increased Spam, Fan Profanity and Engagement

Mike Lee

Sunday is the big game and fans across the U.S. are getting ready. In preparation, our expert social media research team examined the official Facebook pages for the 12 playoff teams between January 7-27, 2016.

January 25, 2016

Largest Sustained Dridex Surge Hits Organizations

Kevin Epstein

Last Friday, January 22, our worldwide threat intelligence system detected the largest sustained Dridex campaign on record—66 percent greater than the previous high.

January 20, 2016

Proofpoint and Palo Alto Networks Partner, Integrate Automated Threat Protection

Ryan Kalember

It’s been clear for a long time that attackers will leverage any means necessary to infiltrate a targeted organization.

December 22, 2015

Instagram: Companies Need New Tools to Mitigate New Risks

Proofpoint Staff

In the five years since its inception, Instagram has rapidly increased in popularity, joining Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter as one of the top social media sites on the web.

December 21, 2015

The Dark Side of Social Media

Proofpoint Staff

Hackers, spammers and scam artists see social media as an opportunity to easily distribute their wares to massive audiences.  We see it all the time in association with large brands. A single phishing or scam lure posted to a big brand can reach ten thousand potential victims.

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