Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
February 19, 2016

New Ransomware - All Your Data Are Belong To Us

Aleksey F; Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers round up the latest ransomware variants making their rounds in the wild with deep dives into new variants.

February 16, 2016

Dridex Actors Get In the Ransomware Game With "Locky"

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers identified a new ransomware known as "Locky" that is being distributed by the spammers behind the majority of Dridex campaigns.

February 12, 2016

Love Hurts - Attackers Aim For Would-Be Valentines

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers find a Valentine's spam campaign that can lead to infection with 7ev3n, a new ransomware variant with a very large ransom and a big incentive to pay.

February 10, 2016

Hiding in Plain Sight - Obfuscation Techniques in Phishing Attacks

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers analyze multiple techniques for obfuscating phishing landing pages.

February 05, 2016

Vawtrak and UrlZone Banking Trojans Target Japan

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers give further insights into recent Vawtrak and UrlZone campaigns in Japan and Spain.

February 03, 2016

Dridex, JavaScript, and Porta Johns

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track a new Dridex campaign with an unusual combination of vectors.

January 28, 2016

Exploring Bergard: Old Malware with New Tricks

Darien Huss

Proofpoint researchers find new malware variants and evidence of emerging threats related to the Bergard Trojan through historical analysis and a deep dive into an ongoing campaign.

January 25, 2016

New Year, More Dridex

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers follow a new Dridex infection chain and explore the expanding distribution mechanisms for the malware juggernaut.

January 19, 2016

Updated Blackmoon banking Trojan stays focused on South Korean banking customers

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers analyze changes to the South Korea-targeted Blackmoon banking Trojan.

January 14, 2016

An Orthodox Holiday For Some Unorthodox Actors

Christopher Dawson

Even bad actors take holidays and they aren’t just driven by the work schedules of their targets


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