Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
March 23, 2018

Tax-themed email campaigns steal credentials and spread banking Trojans, RATs, and ransomware

Proofpoint Staff

In 2018, Proofpoint researchers have observed another strong season for tax-themed email lures, and the payloads of these campaigns are representative of broader malware trends and highlight notable differences compared to last year.

March 13, 2018

Drive-by as a service: BlackTDS


Proofpoint researchers track a new web-based attack chain offered as a service to threat actors

March 07, 2018

Leaked source code for Ammyy Admin turned into FlawedAmmyy RAT

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track campaigns involving a new RAT based on the leaked source code of the Ammyy Remote Administration tool.

January 31, 2018

Smominru Monero mining botnet making millions for operators


Proofpoint researchers analyze a massive Monero mining botnet.

January 29, 2018

Double dipping: Diverting ransomware Bitcoin payments via .onion domains

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track operators of a Tor proxy diverting ransomware payments to their own Bitcoin wallets.

January 17, 2018

Proofpoint Q4 2017 Threat Report: Coin miners and ransomware are front and center

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers detail the trends and changes in the threat landscape over the last quarter of 2017.

January 12, 2018

Holiday lull? Not so much

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers compare holiday campaigns in 2016 and 2017 and find that this season did not follow the expected pattern of a holiday break for major threat actors.

December 19, 2017

North Korea Bitten by Bitcoin Bug: Financially motivated campaigns reveal new dimension of the Lazarus Group

Darien Huss

Proofpoint researchers detail how APT actors are using cryptocurrency lures to drop backdoors and go after targets with potential interests in Bitcoin as well as point-of-sale infrastructure.

December 14, 2017

Zeus Panda Banking Trojan Targets Online Holiday Shoppers

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers detail the use of a well-known banking Trojan to target online holiday shoppers in the UK and Canada.

December 05, 2017

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers look at recent trends to predict ways in which the threat landscape will evolve in 2018.


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