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Press releases, news stories and media highlights about Proofpoint

March 23, 2017

IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated

CSO Online discusses the rise of tax season phishing scams and includes expert commentary from Proofpoint’s Patrick Wheeler on the growing sophistication of these phishing attacks.

March 23, 2017

BEC attacks up 45% and gaining in sophistication: Proofpoint

SC Media covers Proofpoint’s BEC research revealing an increase in attacks, sophistication, shift in cybercriminal tactics and new insights into top industry targets.

March 23, 2017

Hacker accused of carrying out business email scam netting $100M

eWEEK dives deep into Proofpoint’s research on BEC scams and how two U.S. companies recently lost $100 million from an attack. Proofpoint’s Ryan Kalember provides his expert insights into the trends.

March 23, 2017

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Increase 45 Percent, 2/3 Use Spoofed Email Domains to Trick Victims

Cybersecurity leader Proofpoint enhances its comprehensive multi-layer BEC protection with integrated Email Fraud Defense authentication.

March 15, 2017

Where have all the exploit kits gone?

Threatpost dives deep into the decline of exploit kit activity and discusses the current landscape with Proofpoint’s Patrick Wheeler.

March 12, 2017

WikiLeaks aids doubters of Russian election hacking

The Hill discusses the WikiLeaks release of CIA documentation and includes commentary from cybersecurity expert Ryan Kalember on the disinformation campaign that resulted from the leak.

March 09, 2017

9 Phishing Lures that Could Hijack your 2017 Tax Refund 

Dark Reading discusses this year’s top tax season scams and dives deep into the specific phishing lures discovered by Proofpoint. Patrick Wheeler is quoted.

March 03, 2017

Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ U.S. Military Spending Boost, Domestic Cuts

Information Security Buzz discusses President Trump’s proposed increase in defense spending and includes expert commentary from Proofpoint’s Ryan Kalember on the need for this to also address cyber defense strategies.

March 03, 2017

6 Tax Season Cybersecurity Risks to Avoid

Credit Union Times discusses Proofpoint’s research on this year’s top tax season scams and highlights that cybercriminals have expanded their attack methods to include ransomware, malware and social engineering.

February 28, 2017

Redmond police investigating major data breach

KTVZ, an Oregon NBC affiliate, interviews Proofpoint’s Ryan Kalember in an on-air segment about a recent BEC and W-2 scam targeting an Oregon school district. Ryan Kalember is interviewed.