Emotet was the Biggest Email Threat in Q1
May31

Emotet was the Biggest Email Threat in Q1

A new report from Proofpoint has confirmed Emotet was the biggest email-based threat in the first quarter of 2019. The popularity of the malware is not surprising. While Emotet was once just a banking Trojan, it can now be used to deliver other malware variants and can even distribute itself automatically by sending copies of itself via spam email on a compromised device. Emotet is now classed as a botnet, as it is being used to...

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SpamTitan Leading Secure Email Gateway Solution According to G2 Crowd
Apr15

SpamTitan Leading Secure Email Gateway Solution According to G2 Crowd

Selecting the best business security software can be a headache. Even when business leaders know exactly what they want from a software solution, choosing the right product can be difficult. After determining that a software solution ticks all the boxes and has all the required features, many businesses discover that it is a nightmare to use. When it comes to security software it is important to choose a solution that’s user friendly...

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2019 State of the Phish Report Reveals Increase in Successful Phishing Attacks
Jan29

2019 State of the Phish Report Reveals Increase in Successful Phishing Attacks

The Proofpoint 2019 State of the Phish Report has revealed that while phishing is still used to infect users with malware, 70% of phishing attacks are concerned with obtaining credentials. In the past 12 months there has been a major increase in phishing attacks. The last time the report was produced in 2017, 38% of InfoSec professionals reported having experienced at least one account compromise as a result of a phishing attack in...

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Phishing Website Uses Custom Web Fonts to Evade Detection
Jan08

Phishing Website Uses Custom Web Fonts to Evade Detection

Phishers are constantly developing new ways to prevent their websites from being detected. One threat actor is now using custom web fonts to disguise malicious code on phishing websites. The phishing scam spoofs a major U.S. bank in an attempt to get users to disclose their banking credentials. The website used in the scam is well crafted, and like many similar scams, uses stolen branded content to make the website appear legitimate....

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TA505 APT Group Spreading tRat Malware in New Spam Campaigns
Nov20

TA505 APT Group Spreading tRat Malware in New Spam Campaigns

The prolific APT group TA505 is conducting spam email campaigns spreading a new, modular malware variant named tRAT. tRAT malware is a remote access Trojan capable of downloading additional modules. In addition to adding infected users to a botnet, the threat actors have the option of selling access to different elements of the malware to other threat groups for use in different attacks. Threat researchers at Proofpoint intercepted...

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Stealthy sLoad Downloader Performs Extensive Reconnaissance to Improve Quality of Infected Hosts
Oct25

Stealthy sLoad Downloader Performs Extensive Reconnaissance to Improve Quality of Infected Hosts

A new PowerShell downloader has been discovered – the sLoad downloader – which is being used in stealthy, highly targeted attacks in the United Kingdom and Italy. The sLoad downloader performs a wide range of checks to find out a great deal of information about the system on which it resides, before choosing the most appropriate malicious payload to deploy – if a payload is deployed at all. The sLoad downloader was first identified in...

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Proofpoint Launches Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) Solution
Sep12

Proofpoint Launches Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) Solution

The Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has announced it has launched a new Closed-Loop Email Analysis and Response (CLEAR) solution that can significantly reduce the time it takes to triage email-based threats. The solution uses a complete closed-loop approach to automatically analyze suspicious emails reported by end users to security teams, identify real threats from false positives, and help security teams remediate...

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Proofpoint Essentials Named Best SME Security Solution at SC Media Europe Awards
Jun14

Proofpoint Essentials Named Best SME Security Solution at SC Media Europe Awards

Proofpoint has been crowned winner of a prestigious SC Media Europe Award at the June 5, 2018 ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. The Sunnyvale, CA-based next generation security and compliance firm won the Best SME Security Solution for Proofpoint Essentials. Proofpoint Essentials is an enterprise-class cybersecurity solution for small and medium sized businesses that incorporates data loss prevention, policy-enforced...

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Proofpoint Incorporates Return Path’s DMARC-Based Anti-BEC Solution into Email
Aug25

Proofpoint Incorporates Return Path’s DMARC-Based Anti-BEC Solution into Email

Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection business unit has been acquired by Proofpoint and its technology will be incorporated into Proofpoint’s range of email security products to offer even greater protection against business email compromise (BEC) attacks. BEC attacks typically impersonate the CEO or CFO and target employees in the payroll and HR departments. The attackers attempt to obtain sensitive information by deception or fool...

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Proofpoint Collects Two SC Media Europe Awards for Fraud Prevention and Email Security
Jun14

Proofpoint Collects Two SC Media Europe Awards for Fraud Prevention and Email Security

Sunnyvale, CA-based next generation security firm Proofpoint collected two prestigious awards as the 2017 SC Media Europe Awards ceremony at Old Billingsgate, London on June 6, 2018. The SC Media Europe Awards are highly coveted by firms in the information security industry. The SC Media Awards recognize the achievements of cybersecurity firms and outstanding products and services across a range of different information technology...

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Proofpoint Report Shows BEC Attacks Have Increased by 45% in the Past 3 Months
Mar26

Proofpoint Report Shows BEC Attacks Have Increased by 45% in the Past 3 Months

There has been a 45% increase in BEC attacks in the past 3 months, according to a new analysis by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. Not only are BEC attacks now occurring much more frequently, the sophistication of the attacks is also increasing. The analysis was conducted on 5,000 of its enterprise customers over the past three months. 75% of its customers had experienced at least one BEC attempt in the first three months of 2016. Two...

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Proofpoint Adds Dynamic Fraud Prevention to Email Protection Solution
Apr15

Proofpoint Adds Dynamic Fraud Prevention to Email Protection Solution

Proofpoint has announced it has added new functionality to the Proofpoint Email Protection solution to help businesses detect and block email spoofing attacks that attempt to fool employees into disclosing confidential information. While there are many forms of email attacks, spoofing attacks are among the most successful. Cybercriminals impersonate known individuals –colleagues, contacts and trusted companies – to increase the...

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