Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
October 25, 2017

Back to the future: Threat actors dust off old tools for new tricks in the Q3 Threat Report

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers detail the trends and notable events from the third quarter of 2017.

October 19, 2017

APT28 racing to exploit CVE-2017-11292 Flash vulnerability before patches are deployed

Kafeine, Pierre T

Proofpoint researchers discover one of the first in-the-wild use of the Flash vulnerability CVE-2017-11292 in malicious document attacks by APT28.

October 16, 2017

Leviathan: Espionage actor spearphishes maritime and defense targets

Axel F, Pierre T

Proofpoint researchers track an actor and their attacks on targets with potential military and government interests.

October 06, 2017

Kovter Group malvertising campaign exposes millions to potential malware and fraud

Kafeine and Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers describe recent malvertising activity by the so-called “KovCoreG group” impacting several high-ranking websites.

September 27, 2017

Threat Actor Profile: TA505, From Dridex to GlobeImposter

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers detail the malware and notable campaigns associated with one of the most prolific threat actors: TA505.

September 21, 2017

Retefe banking Trojan leverages EternalBlue exploit in Swiss campaigns

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track versions of the Retefe banking Trojan that use the now infamous EternalBlue exploit to move within networks after initial infections.

September 18, 2017

German elections are on September 24, but spammers have already cast their votes

Proofpoint Staff

As with other recent high-profile elections, Proofpoint researchers have observed a direct correlation among spam volumes, major events, and opinion polls in the German national election.

August 25, 2017

Operation RAT Cook: Chinese APT actors use fake Game of Thrones leaks as lures

Darien Huss and Matthew Mesa

Proofpoint researchers track a new campaign by a Chinese APT actor using the promise of leaked Game of Thrones content in lures delivering a well-known RAT.

August 24, 2017

Defray - New Ransomware Targeting Education and Healthcare Verticals

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers detail a new ransomware strain called Defray after it is used in small, targeted attacks on healthcare, education, and manufacturing organizations.

August 17, 2017

Turla APT actor refreshes KopiLuwak JavaScript backdoor for use in G20-themed attack

Darien Huss

Proofpoint researchers detail new droppers and updated functionality in what appears to be a G20-targeted attack by the Turla APT actor.


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