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Amazing that so many people fall for   #phishing  ...
 
#Phishing is more than 20 years old, but still represents more than 90% of targeted attacks. The reason is simple: it works...
Phishing is more than 20 years old, but still represents more than 90% of targeted attacks. The reason is simple: it works. The Credential Phishing Handbook fr…
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Imposter emails spoof senders so they appear to be from the CEO, CFO, other executives, or even outside parties such as partners and vendors. http://buff.ly/1pf4289 #InfoSec  
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The Imposter In The Machine: Understand The Motives And Mayhem Of Imposter Emails Whitepaper: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/id/ImpostorEmailMachine 
Some of the topics covered include:

- How Impostor Email Works: Trends and Tactics
- How Impostors Fake You Out
- Dealing with the Impostor
- Defenses Against Impostor Mayhem 
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Hook, Line, and Sinker: Discover how credential phishing is evolving and how to stop it: http://bddy.me/1UDbEPS
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Excellent advice from information security pros - Facebook scammers: expert advice on how to stay safe: http://buff.ly/1LN3FN4
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This new trend is interesting because it incorporates a creative combination of both email and social impersonation: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/corporate-blog/post/Instagram-Attack-Spotlights-Blended-Social-Media-Email-Trend#sthash.lJ9jdRWD.dpuf #InfoSec
Instagram continues to increase in popularity and unfortunately cyber criminals have caught on. A recent Instagram attack has highlighted an important phenomenon—the blending of social media and email attacks. The attack, which netted cyber criminals tens of thousands of euros, spotlights that email and social media channels often share a criminal connection. Sharing threat intelligence between these two channels will be vital to combatting futur...
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On March 13, 2016, Proofpoint researchers observed a large malvertising campaign hitting many highly-ranked websites including MSN.com, foxnews.com and many others: http://proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/vast-malvertising-attack
On March 13, 2016, Proofpoint researchers observed a large malvertising campaign hitting many highly-ranked websites including MSN.com, foxnews.com and many others. We also surmised (and later confirmed) that there was a video malvertising involved in this campaign. While such campaigns aren't new, this appears to be the first such documented campaign leading to an exploit kit.
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#Ransomware is back in a big way with new variants and techniques emerging regularly. Email malicious message volume up 800% in the past 12 months : https://www.proofpoint.com/us/quarterly-threat-summary  #Proofpoint  
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Watch For Imposter Emails - If you receive email with one or more of the following, double-check: http://buff.ly/1pf4289   #Phishing  
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Gone Tax #Phishing Till April 18th - Our Threat Insight research team observes sophisticated threats: http://buff.ly/1pK8Lj8
Obfuscation, sophisticated lures, and well-written phishing kits combine to make this a risky tax season for unsuspecting filers.
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Attackers used #socialmedia threats and mobile apps, not just #email, to trick users: http://bddy.me/25km1eG 
Download the Proofpoint Human Factor Report to learn about the latest advanced online threats that exploit human flaws by targeting enterprise email, social media, mobile apps, and URLs.
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I crave social media. Dig sports, Pixar, traveling, funny people, theme parks and great meals. Blogger & 140- character short story writer. Hate laundry! http://socialmediatrifecta.wordpress.com/
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