Study Reveals Phishing Identification and Data Protection Are the Top Problem Areas for End Users

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today released its fourth annual Beyond the Phish® report, which examines end user understanding of a broad range of cybersecurity topics and best practices. The report features analysis of data related to nearly 130 million cybersecurity questions and offers insights into employee knowledge levels across 14 categories, 16 industries, and more than 20 commonly used department classifications. “Cybercriminals are experts at gathering personal information...

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Email Fraud Continues To Expand its Footprint in Q3 2017

Email Fraud Continues To Expand its Footprint in Q3 2017

Email fraud, or business email compromise, is a growing threat that impacts organizations of all shapes and sizes. These highly targeted email attacks that spoof trusted executives or partners, often don’t include a payload - such as a malicious URL or attachment - helping them evade traditional security technologies to reach people within organizations.  Due to the rise of these attacks and the reported losses to organizations around the world, Proofpoint...

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Adylkuzz Malware That Could Spread More Than WannaCry

The last few days have been understandably exhausting for security teams around the globe due to the nasty ransomware WannaCry or WannaCrypt. The malware spread widely using an exploit for a Server Message Block v1 vulnerability (MS17-010) leaked by the ShadowBroker team a few weeks ago. We previously reported on this malware in our blog, and for some reason, you're unfamiliar with it, read about it now before continuing here. Today another malware...

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Proofpoint report shows a significant rise in social media fraud

Proofpoint has released its inaugural Social Media Brand Fraud Report which investigates the current state of social media brand fraud to understand criminals' methods and examine how this business risk is evolving. The company compiled a list of the top ten global brands, companies such as BMW, Amazon, and Capital One, and then researched the types of fraudulent social media accounts associated with said brands over a period of three months. [caption...

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