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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.
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.
Email fraud attacks take fast and furious approach to their business targets
The top three email fraud subject lines included ‘request’, ‘payment’, and ‘urgent’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dridex banking trojan targets Australian organisations
Proofpoint has detected a massive spike in Dridex banking trojans that are targeting Australian organisations.
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."
Proofpoint discovers SMS phishing app targeting Chinese language users
A mobile malware masquerading as a point-of-sale management app is targeting users in China & Mandarin-speaking regions, Proofpoint recently reported.
Subdomain spoofers turning to ‘trusted’ brand LinkedIn to spam users
LinkedIn has become the target of a new phishing campaign, and the company is powerless to block the attacks in the traditional ways.
Proofpoint unveils the biggest cyber threat hotspots from Q4 2016
Q4 2016 saw the biggest malicious email campaign yet, which was 6.7 times bigger than Q3. Both campaigns were all about the notorious Locky.