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!

Activity Summary - Week Ending Aug 23, 2019   Ransomware is a serious threat. Attacks are becoming more and more targeted. This was never more evident when last Friday, twenty-two small governments across the state of Texas were hit with a coordinated ransomware attack. According to the Texas Depart...

Aug 23, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Aug 16, 2019   Fortinet has released our 2019 Q2 Threat Landscape Report. Due to the sheer volume of data that Fortinet analyses, representing everything from IOT devices to the Cloud, we have an unparalleled perspective of the threat landscape. That view and data is d...

Aug 16, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Aug 09, 2019   Pastebin Misuse – One way to share plain-text data over the internet is to post it on Pastebin and then share it anywhere you want with just a link. But not everyone uses this service in the same way or for innocent purposes. The FortiGuard Labs threat r...

Aug 09, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending August 02, 2019   Breach Alert – This week, Capital One Financial Corporation announced that they were the target of a large-scale data breach, estimated to have affected over 100 million customers in the United States and Canada. Apparently the data was primarily rela...

Aug 02, 2019
  Zegost Campaign -- The FortiGuard Labs SE team discovered a recent spearphishing email campaign containing the Zegost info stealing malware. What is interesting about this specific campaign is that the target victim is a governmental entity in China that provides statistical collection efforts foc...

Jul 26, 2019