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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Equifax, one of the oldest American credit agencies, announced this week that they were the victim of a devastating cyberattack earlier this summer, during which the personal information of as many as 143 million people was stolen, including social security numbers, credit histories, addresses, and...

Sep 14, 2017
Last week HITCON took place in Taipei, Taiwan. HITCON is a hacking conference where elite cyber security researchers from across the world gather to share their research and exchange ideas about the global threat landscape. Some members of FortiGuard Labs ventured to Taipei to share their work. They...

Sep 07, 2017
The advent of the WannaCry ransomware caused immense problems around the world. One of the most famous victims of this malware was the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK. Its compromise served to elevate a concern that has been highlighted over the past year or so by the growth in ransomware at...

Aug 31, 2017
Locky ransomware has been dormant for months, but it seems like this malware family has finally decided to come out of its hibernation. Last week we mentioned that after the .diablo6 campaign the authors behind this ransomware started the .lukitus campaign. This second wave, distributed through emai...

Aug 24, 2017
Last week FortiGuard Labs identified a new campaign of the Locky ransomware, identified as "Diablo6", and described in detail how it propagates. For this reason, we decided to also release an in-depth technical analysis of the samples we found. You can find more about this in the Threat Research & I...

Aug 17, 2017