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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.
Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds
Scammers are finding increasingly cunning ways to capitalise on the reach and popularity of the world’s global brands. This time PayPal is the target.
Twitter users beware: Phishers target account verification in latest attacks
Twitter is now the target of a phishing attack that uses methods to trick brand managers and social influencers into fake account verification.
Yahoo's 1bn user data breach: Everything you should know
"No one should have faith in Yahoo at this point and might very well affect the $4.8 billion Verizon deal.”
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
New ScanPOS Point-of-Sale malware heavily targets hospitality sector
Proofpoint researchers have discovered a Point-of-Sale malware that is targeting organisations worldwide, including those in Australia.
Proofpoint uncovers new MarsJoke ransomware, then Kaspersky finds the fix
"While it hasn't reached the scale of an average Locky attack, combined with the known targeting, this MarsJoke campaign is significant."
How a Microsoft Edge hole spread 'malvertising' & stayed off the radar
Proofpoint and Trend Micro have discovered a large-scale 'malvertising' campaign through Microsoft Edge, enacted by threat actors known as AdGholas.
Pokemon GO sideloaders potentially risking world full of nasties
Pokemon GO is taking New Zealand and Australia by storm - but there's a downside - malware attackers can quickly create a storm too.