As November 8th gets closer, Proofpoint researchers take a last look at election-related spam and what it says about the patterns and tactics of spammers (and campaigners).
Proofpoint researchers track a novel targeted phishing attack that combines several threat vectors to set up advanced attacks as well as a basic credential phish.
Proofpoint researchers track a personalized campaign that delivers the Kovter ad fraud Trojan.
Not surprisingly, banking Trojans continue to dominate the landscape in German-speaking financial centers in Europe, especially Germany and Switzerland.
The Storm After the Calm: Proofpoint Q3 Threat Summary Tracks Locky Ransomware, Social Threats, BEC, and More
Proofpoint researchers follow trends in email, mobile, and social threats throughout the third quarter of 2016.
Peas in a pod: Microsoft patches CVE-2016-3298, a second information disclosure zero-day used in malvertising campaigns and the Neutrino Exploit Kit
Proofpoint researchers discovered and reported another information disclosure vulnerability associated with the AdGholas malvertising campaign and the Neutrino exploit kit used to filter researchers and delay exposing infection chains.
Proofpoint researchers discover a new technique for delivering malware via document attachments that leverages the Windows Troubleshooting Platform.
Proofpoint researchers identify a new ransomware variant known as Hades Locker sent via the same spam botnet as recent CryptFile2 and MarsJoke campaigns.
Proofpoint researchers uncover a new ransomware variant called MarsJoke in a large campaign targeting government and educational institutions.
Proofpoint researchers track new tools and techniques for evading sandboxes and improving targeting while an actor distributes personalized lures and the Ursnif banking Trojan to Australian targets.