Threat Insight

Cybersecurity research and commentary on malware, user actions, and other threats to information security
January 17, 2017

EITest Nabbing Chrome Users with a “Chrome Font” Social Engineering Scheme


Proofpoint researchers provide background on EITest activity and explore a newly added Chrome case of the EITest infection chain

January 12, 2017

Targeted Threat Leads to Keylogger via Fake Silverlight Update

Danny Howerton

Proofpoint researchers track a targeted keylogger campaign using embedded Visual Basic objects and a fake Silverlight update lure.

December 28, 2016

No Shortcuts to Verification: Social Media Verification Phishing Scams Steal Credentials and Credit Card Numbers

Oisin Patenall

Proofpoint researchers track a phishing campaign leveraging the concept of "Twitter Brand Verification".

December 21, 2016

Phishing Actors Take a Cue From Malware-Distributing Brethren

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers explore a financial phishing campaign using password-protected attachments, a technique becoming more common in malware campaigns.

December 13, 2016

Home Routers Under Attack via Malvertising on Windows, Android Devices


Proofpoint researchers track ongoing malvertising campaigns leading to the DNSChanger exploit kit.

December 08, 2016

Ostap Bender: 400 Ways to Make the Population Part With Their Money

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track a threat actor group using a new malware and malicious emails to infect victims with banking Trojans and POS malware.

December 07, 2016

August in November: New Information Stealer Hits the Scene

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers identify a new information stealer that can grab messenger and FTP credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, and other data while evading detection.

December 06, 2016

ZeusPOS and NewPOSthings Point-of-Sale Malware Traffic Quadruples For Black Friday

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track multiple point-of-sale malware variants and seasonal variations in their propagation.

November 30, 2016

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint security researchers share their predictions for the top threat landscape trends to watch for in 2017.

November 23, 2016

No Honor Among Thieves: Phishing Templates Sold On YouTube With Backdoors

Proofpoint Staff

Proofpoint researchers track phishing software advertised, distributed (and backdoored) via YouTube.