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

By   Kevin Epstein
Vice President of Threat Operations , Proofpoint | Jul 12, 2015 09:00 pm PST

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 :

“Research reported in the 2015 edition of Proofpoint’s annual cybercrime report, the Human Factor*, suggests that at least one in every twenty-five recipients of this email will click and fall victim to the attack.  The use of a linked URL – which enables attackers to rotate payloads and delay linking to bypass legacy secure email gateways – reiterates the need for organizations to invest in modern targeted attack protection and threat response systems, which can continually monitor such email-embedded URLs for clicks, even after the emails are delivered to users’ inboxes”[su_box title=”Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Kevin EpsteinKevin Epstein is a Silicon Valley marketing executive with a Stanford MBA, a degree in high-energy nuclear physics, several technology patents in his name, founding experience at three successful small-business retail ventures, and more than fifteen subsequent years of experience in guerrilla marketing tactics at companies including Netscape, RealNetworks, Inktomi, VMware, and Scalent Systems.He has spoken at seminars addressing top executives from the Fortune 500, has been a popular guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and School of Engineering, and has received various awards for his impact on sales and lead generation.Kevin also serves as an outside adviser to various venture-backed and individual entrepreneurial start-up companies.[/su_box]