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'Social engineering at scale': Phishing attacks milk COVID-19
Attackers are commonly using false cash stimulus ‘promises’ as bait.
80% of cyber threat landscape uses COVID-19 as leverage - report
A report released recently by Proofpoint reveals the extent to which cyber attackers are capitalising on fear and paranoia surrounding the pandemic, with instances of coronavirus-themed attacks increasing every day.
Cybercriminals prey on healthcare panic to spread malware
Cybercriminals are now using fake HIV test results to spread their malicious phishing attacks, as they move quickly to cash in on healthcare scares in the wake of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Australian professionals high target for cyber crims, new study shows
More than half (54%) of surveyed Australian Infosec professionals faced phishing-triggered ransomware infections in 2019, according to a new report titled ‘State of the Phish’ by Proofpoint.
Proofpoint acquires insider threat management firm ObserveIT
Proofpoint will hand over US$225 million as part of a new arrangement to acquire insider threat management platform ObserveIT.
Proofpoint integrates people-centric protection with Okta’s Identity Cloud
The partnership aims to bolster the security posture for organisations’ very attacked people (VAPs) by applying additional adaptive security controls.
Proofpoint and CrowdStrike partner on endpoint protection integration
In the first technology integration, Proofpoint will check potentially malicious attachments with CrowdStrike Falcon Intel and will add new hashes to the customer’s custom intelligence.
Gartner names Proofpoint leader in security training
Proofpoint’s training modules are built with learning science principles and include self-service customisation, which improves efficacy and ensures longer-term retention of training.
Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.
Do we need cybersecurity training? Phishing remains problem area
“Implementing ongoing and effective security awareness training is a necessary foundational pillar when building a strong culture of security."
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security
Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.
Emotet drove 61% of malicious payloads in Q1 2019 - Proofpoint
“The massive shift in Emotet’s prevalence and classification highlights just how quickly cybercriminals are adapting new tools and techniques across attack types.”
Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
Email attacks targeting financial services up 60% - Proofpoint
These attacks are socially engineered to target specific people within financial services organisations who can execute requests on the attacker’s behalf.
Cloud application attacks in Q1 up by 65% - Proofpoint
Proofpoint found that the education sector was the most targeted of both brute-force and sophisticated phishing attempts.
Massive jump in email fraud targeting healthcare - Proofpoint
The report analyses more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries in both 2017 and 2018 to identify email fraud attack trends.
Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
More organisations were affected by all types of social engineering attacks (phishing, spear phishing, sms phishing, voice phishing, and USB drops) year-over-year.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
How healthcare can prepare for My Health Record roll-out - Proofpoint
Australia’s healthcare sector is the continent’s biggest cybercrime target, according to a July report from the Australian Information Commissioner.
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.