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Press releases, news stories and media highlights about Proofpoint

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.

September 06, 2016

One In Five Brand Profiles Is Fake

MediaPost features Proofpoint’s Social Media Brand Fraud Report revealing that social media threats are on the rise for most brands.

September 06, 2016

PayPal Scammers Take To Twitter

PYMNTS covers Proofpoint’s discovery of an angler phishing scam targeting PayPal users.

September 06, 2016

Executive Edge: Three biggest cyber threats

CNBC’s Squawk Box interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele on the threat landscape and how organizations can stay protected across email, mobile and social media channels.

August 24, 2016

Proofpoint Acquires Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection Business Unit, Extending its Suite of Business Email Compromise (BEC) Solutions

Comprehensive end-to-end BEC detection, prevention and response solution extends threat identification beyond malware

July 21, 2016

Proofpoint Announces Strong Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Proofpoint, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2016.

July 12, 2016

Pokemon Go could give hackers access to all your data

Daily Mercury informed its readers about Proofpoint's discovery of a potentially malicious Android Pokemon Go APK.

July 10, 2016

Hackers Are Spreading Malware Through Pokémon GO

Fortune details Proofpoint’s discovery of an infected version of the Pokémon Go mobile game. It includes a remote access tool, called Droidjack, which gives attackers full control over a victim’s phone.

July 09, 2016

A Malicious 'Pokémon GO' App Is Installing Backdoors on Android Devices

Motherboard covers Proofpoint’s discovery of an infected Android version of the Pokémon Go mobile game.