Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
December 17, 2014

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015

Proofpoint Staff

2014 was a year in which information security vaulted into the public eye, driven by a surge in both the number and the visibility of data breaches and compromises. 

December 04, 2014

Phishing Kampagne mit gefälschten Kontoauszügen oder Paketankündigungen verbirgt "Emotet Malware" vor deutschen Nutzer

Proofpoint Staff

In den vergangenen Wochen hat Proofpoint eine ziemlich große, fortlaufende Kampagne mit unerwünschten E-Mails erkannt, die deutsche Anwender mit Phishing-Ködern zu locken versucht, um den Banking-Trojaner Emotet auf ihre Rechner zu bringen. Die Kampagne trickst die Reputationsfilter aus, indem pro Tag auf Dutzenden manipulierter Websites geklickt wird, von denen E-Mails mit einer gängigen und effektiven Vorlage des Typs „Kontobenachrichtigung“ verschickt werden.

December 04, 2014

Account Statement Phish Masks Emotet Malware to German Users

Proofpoint Staff

Over the past several weeks Proofpoint has detected a fairly large and ongoing unsolicited email campaign that targets German users with phishing lures designed to deliver the Emotet banking Trojan. The campaign stays ahead of reputation filters by cycling through several dozen compromised websites per day, delivering emails that employ a common and effective “account notification” template.

October 07, 2014

How to steal access to over 500,000 bank accounts

Proofpoint Staff

The insider view of a Russian cybercrime infrastructure. Proofpoint security researchers have published an analysis that exposes the inner workings of a cybercrime operation targeting online banking credentials for banks in the United States and Europe.

January 16, 2014

Your Fridge is Full of SPAM: Proof of An IoT-driven Attack

Over the December holidays, one of our researchers discovered proof of a much-theorized but we believe never before seen in the wild security breach.


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