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Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
09 Nov 18
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
12 Sep 18
Proofpoint launches email analysis and phishing remediation solution
Proofpoint CLEAR is the first joint solution announcement following its acquisition of Wombat Security.
06 Sep 18
Exclusive: Over half of ASX companies at risk of email fraud
Businesses can be more susceptible to phishing attacks and business email compromises (BEC) than they realise.
30 Aug 18
How to secure your business against social media hijacking
Australian businesses and organisations’ widespread use of social media puts them at high risk of being hacked.
08 Aug 18
Email fraud attacks take fast and furious approach to their business targets
The top three email fraud subject lines included ‘request’, ‘payment’, and ‘urgent’.
22 May 18
Cybercriminals phish 'the human factor' for everything it's worth
Cyber attackers are increasingly preying on human vulnerabilities and less on technical system flaws to create mayhem.
23 Apr 18
1/4 of email attacks result in employee termination - survey
IT decision makers indicate that 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud but only 40% of organisations have full visibility into them.
21 Mar 18
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
27 Feb 18
Proofpoint spends $284m to acquire email security leader
Proofpoint will hand over US$225 million (AU$284 million) as part of a deal that will help the company continue its journey into phishing prevention.
20 Feb 18
Ursnif banking Trojan loves New Zealand and Australia as its targets
The Ursnif Banking Trojan seems to love Australia and New Zealand, based on findings that show its ‘disproportionate prevalence' in the two countries.
24 Jan 18
Google fixes vulnerability in Apps Script - but SaaS is still at risk
Security firm Proofpoint recently discovered a vulnerability that allows attackers to take advantage of Google Apps Script.
15 Jan 18
SaaS platforms - The new Wild West of malware
Proofpoint research has found Google Apps Script and normal document sharing capabilities built into Google Apps supports automatic malware downloads.
09 Jan 18
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
27 Oct 17
HoeflerText remote access Trojan goes after Chrome users
"Users should be aware of this ongoing threat. Be suspicious of popup messages in Google Chrome that state: The “HoeflerText” font wasn’t found."
04 Sep 17
Turla threat group targets G20 Summit attendees
Participants in this year’s G20 Summit in Germany are being targeted in a new wave of malware droppers, suspected to be from APT group Turla.
21 Aug 17
Attacker goes after Chrome extensions to spread malvertising & spam
Researchers from Proofpoint have discovered evidence of hacked extensions on the Google Chrome browser that were used to steal account credentials.
17 Aug 17
Google Groups users unwittingly leaking information: Change sharing settings now
Google has been the focus of two major security warnings this week, one of which exposes a major hole in Google Groups.
25 Jul 17
Petya ransomworm's rapid spread: What the experts know right now
The Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit to not only infect files, but an entire system's drive. We get the latest from the experts.
28 Jun 17
Thursdays are the most dangerous days for our inboxes, Proofpoint finds
Be especially wary of the dangers lurking in your inbox on Thursdays - because that's when malicious email attachments are likely to spike.
08 Jun 17
Cybercriminals use verified API token to generate Facebook spam comments
In exchange for more ‘likes’ and comments on their own timelines, users are enticed to provide the app’s access token to a third-party website
28 Apr 17
Dridex email campaign hits Australia: Patch your MS Office software now
Proofpoint issues critical alert to Microsoft Office users to patch their software after Dridex email malware hits Australia.
12 Apr 17
Dridex banking trojan targets Australian organisations
Proofpoint has detected a massive spike in Dridex banking trojans that are targeting Australian organisations.
11 Apr 17
Proofpoint highlights huge global surge in BEC scams
“75% of our customers were hit with at least one attempted BEC attack in the last three months of 2016—and it only takes one to cause damage."
27 Mar 17