Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
March 01, 2016

Operation Transparent Tribe - APT Targeting Indian Diplomatic and Military Interests

Darien Huss

Proofpoint researchers uncover details about an advanced persistent threat against Indian diplomatic and military interests, centered around a remote access Trojan called MSIL/Crimson.

February 26, 2016

Nymaim Moves Past Its Ransomware Roots - What Is Old Is New Again

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track new campaigns using the not-so-new Nymaim Trojan. But some new twists are making this malware far more troublesome, including distribution via a large email marketing provider instead of the usual botnets.

February 23, 2016

The Human Factor 2016: People are the key

Proofpoint Staff

The Human Factor reveals not just who is clicking what, but how threat actors are using social engineering to get people to perform the work of automated exploits.

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.


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