Hacked US Census Bureau Staff taking Anti-Phishing Classes

In response to the news that the US Census Bureau has asked for additional IT security training for its staff – including tips on how not to fall for phishing emails – in the wake of last week’s server breach, Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint commented on the US Census Bureau staff […]

Phishing was up 74% in Q2 of 2015

In response to the news that a new report has revealed that phishing was up 74% in Q2 of 2015 and as a result malicious DNS-related cyber-activity also skyrocketed, Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint commented on the Phishing up 74% in Q2 2015. Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance […]

Phishing Campaign Targeting Gmail

It has been reported that hackers likely based in the Middle East have launched a new Gmail phishing campaign that’s trying to trick users into surrendering control Google accounts. The hackers do it by defeating Google’s own anti-spam software and sending what appears to be a legitimate Gmail message that redirects users to a fake Google Drive […]

Phishers Target US Gov Using Adobe Flash Vulnerability

In response to the news that the FBI has warned that hackers are attempting to break into US Government agencies using a recently patched Adobe Flash vulnerability, Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint commented on the phishers target US Gov using adobe flash vulnerability. Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and […]

Comment on Spam Levels at All Time Low

Symantec has issued a new report which states that spam emails during June were at all time low. The report said that people are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time over the past 12 years. Kevin Epstein, VP, Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint commented on the spam levels at all time […]

Comment on Operation PawnStorm uses Java Vulnerability

A group of hackers known for targeting military, government and media organizations is currently using an exploit for a vulnerability in Java that hasn’t been patched by Oracle. The zero-day exploit was observed by researchers from Trend Micro in attacks against the armed forces of an unnamed NATO country and a U.S. defense organization. Those […]

Hackers Target Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Santander Customers

In response to the news that 19,000 malicious Dyre Trojan emails have been sent in three days to customers of Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Santander. Here to comment on this news is Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint. Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint : […]

OPM Security Failings

Following the recent security breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), it has been revealed that the OPM has sent e-mail notices to hundreds of thousands of federal employees to notify them of the breach and recommend that they click on a link to a private contractor’s Web site to sign up for credit monitoring and […]