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.

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February's Patch Tuesday brought a bevy of updates from Microsoft and Adobe, each releasing updates for over 70 vulnerabilities affecting their respective products. Yes, you read that right, that is over 140 vulnerabilities overall.

Feb 15, 2019
Jaff Ransomware -- FortiGuard Labs recently published analysis on the Jaff ransomware. This ransomware has been around since early 2017 but was overlooked because the WannaCry ransomware was getting all the attention. However, since that time, the Jaff ransomware has lurked in the shadows while infe...

Feb 08, 2019
FortiGuard Labs researchers discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in some routers shipped by Cerio (CVE-2018-18852). Cerio manufactures a series of network routers directly competing with Asus and Linksys routers. A malicious authenticated user can forge a HTTP request to inject operating...

Feb 01, 2019
FortiGuard Labs has a dedicated team of researchers that look for vulnerabilities and weaknesses in high-impacting programs and applications. The intent is to find the vulnerabilities before the bad actors, and work with the affected vendors to get an effective patch released before the vulnerabilit...

Jan 25, 2019
FortiGuard Labs Research Team recently captured a malicious Microsoft Word document that contains auto-executable malicious VBA code that can spread and install NanoCore RAT software on a victim's Windows system. NanoCore RAT was developed in the .Net framework. The sample we analyzed uses NanoCore...

Jan 18, 2019