Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
March 12, 2015

Make some (social media) noise!

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint research suggests a correlation between social media cheerleading and NCAA basketball tournament success.

March 11, 2015

There’s a Macro in your Sandbox

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint security researchers recently analyzed a Dridex email campaign that demonstrates the adoption of sophisticated sandbox evasion techniques by malicious macros.

March 05, 2015

What attachments?: Credential phishing with cloud-based documents

Proofpoint Staff

As the use of cloud-based documents becomes more and more widespread, phishing campaigners have also been leveraging this behavior as a lure for their messages to the benefit of their effectiveness.

March 02, 2015

Global, Social, Fake: UK trumps US in social media security and compliance issues

Proofpoint Staff

As part of its risk intelligence and research practices, Proofpoint Nexgate recently analyzed data on social media accounts of ten of the top UK FTSE 100 brands, and found that the risks and threat activity for UK enterprise brands are trending higher.

February 26, 2015

Phish pharm: Cybercriminals use phishing to exploit router vulnerabilities and carry out man-in-the-middle attacks

Proofpoint Staff

Like the farming practice of using fish remains as fertilizer, modern attackers are using phishing emails to attempt to improve the yields of their pharming campaigns.

February 20, 2015

“LogIn waz here”: A new Dridex botnet takes a different path

Proofpoint Staff

This week, Proofpoint security researchers detected what appears to be a new Dridex botnet with some unique behavior.

February 11, 2015

Looking Back at 2014: A Little Good, A Lot of Bad

Proofpoint Staff

The December 2014 Proofpoint Threat Report gives us an opportunity to highlight and examine some noteworthy trends that emerged in the email threat landscape last year.

February 10, 2015

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Proofpoint Staff

Social media data scams can lead victims to look for love in the wrong places.

February 05, 2015

Dyre Straits: Evolution of the Dyre Banking Trojan Challenges Traditional Defenses

Proofpoint Staff

The sudden and rapid evolution of Dyre to incorporate evasion techniques often associated with more sophisticated, targeted threats highlights a central challenge of today’s threat landscape.

January 29, 2015

Social Media and Brand Risk: Sometimes You Play the Game, Sometimes the Game Plays You

Proofpoint Staff

Social media is a whole new ballgame for cybersecurity, and most businesses have yet to organize their defense for this new challenge.


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