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December 16, 2016

Home routers under attack in ongoing malvertisement blitz

Ars Technica features Proofpoint’s discovery that malicious ads on legitimate websites are targeting visitors with malware that causes unsecured routers to connect to fraudulent domains.

December 12, 2016

Cybersecurity: CEO Gary Steele on What to Watch

Wall Street Journal interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele in a podcast about key security concerns including phishing scams, IoT threats, 2017 predictions and nation state cyber warfare. Gary Steele is quoted. 

December 12, 2016

Russian Hackers Will Be Major Issue in 2017, Despite What Trump Thinks

The Street interviews Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele about the alleged presidential election hacking and he also discusses what to expect in 2017. Gary Steele is quoted. 

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 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 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.