Weekly Threat Briefs

FortiGuard Labs uses its industry leading global infrastructure of threat sensors, honeypots, and collectors to provide you with the largest source of data of any pure play network security vendor. Data is collected from all of these sources on a continual basis and analyzed by Fortinet’s world-wide team of analysts to provide you with a weekly recap of the incidents and threats you care the most about.

On this page you will find an archive of our weekly Threat Intelligence Briefs, as well as the ability to sign up to receive these briefs every Friday. Join the thousands of other security-minded professionals who receive these weekly briefs!

Since first being discovered in 2014, Emotet has become one of the most dangerous advanced, modular banking Trojans that primarily functions as a downloader or dropper of other banking Trojans. Emotet continues to be among the costliest and more destructive malware affecting state, local, tribal, an...

Dec 07, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a joint Technical Alert (TA) this week to provide information about a major online ad fraud operation named '3ve'.

Nov 30, 2018
This week Fortinet released our latest Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. Every second of every day FortiGuard Labs is collecting data gathered from millions of devices and sensors around the world. The sheer volume of data we analyze gives us a distinct and unparalleled perspective of the global th...

Nov 16, 2018
The TrickBot malware family has been around for many years, initially focused on stealing victim's online banking credentials. However, FortiGuard Labs has analyzed some new samples where we have found TrickBot, utilizing a new module, has evolved to much more trickery.

Nov 09, 2018
Cybercrime-as-a Service has created an entry point for novice distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attackers by offering simple options to anonymously attack nearly any website and forcing it offline. Due to the public release of source code for some popular bots, building a botnet to provide these...

Nov 02, 2018