Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
April 21, 2017

A Quiet Quarter Ends With a Bang: Proofpoint Q1 Threat Report

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track the latest trends in malware and online threats for the first quarter of the year.

April 10, 2017

Dridex Campaigns Hitting Millions of Recipients Using Unpatched Microsoft Zero-Day

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers have discovered that Dridex actors are already using CVE-2017-0199, a Microsoft Word zero-day first publicly revealed this weekend and patched April 11.

April 04, 2017

High-Volume Dridex Campaigns Return, First to Hit Millions Since June 2016

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track several new high-volume Dridex campaigns - the first to hit millions of recipients since May 2016.

March 13, 2017

Mobile Malware Masquerades as POS Management App

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers examine a new piece of mobile malware that purports to be a point-of-sale management app but is actually a powerful information stealer.

March 08, 2017

Magnitude Actor Adds a Social Engineering Scheme for Windows 10


Proofpoint researchers provide background on Magnitude activity and explore a newly added social engineering scheme

March 06, 2017

Phishing Goes Mobile – The Rise of SMS Phishing

Dave Jevans

Proofpoint researchers track an SMS phishing campaign and gain insights into this increasingly prevalent attack vector.

March 01, 2017

Another Tax Season Brings More Phishing Lures and a Variety of Malware

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track several threats that leverage IRS and tax themes to convince victims to disclose personal information and open malicious documents and links.

February 09, 2017

Snowshoe Spamming Brings Scale to Savvy Subdomain Phishing Attacks

Proofpoint Staff

In this blog we describe one of these large-scale attacks and outline best practices for mitigation with DMARC (Domain-based Authentication Reporting and Conformance), a technology that is highly effective but which must be implemented correctly to avoid unintended problems and time-consuming maintenance.

February 08, 2017

New Serpent Ransomware Targets Danish Speakers

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers discover a new ransomware variant with polished ransom pages and convincing lures.

February 07, 2017

Bigger, Faster, More - Q4 Threat Summary and Year-in-Review Details Evolving Threats

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers look back at the last quarter of 2016 and the full year to understand the shifting threat landscape and provide recommendations for the year to come.


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