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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Activity Summary - Week Ending May 31, 2019 FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring a Linux coin mining campaign from "Rocke", a malware threat group specializing in cryptomining. This active malware campaign has been leveraging a multi-stage and agile approach. Often the threat group pushes out multipl...

May 31, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending May 24, 2019 On May 21st, Fortinet released our Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. This report represents the collective intelligence of FortiGuard Labs, gleaned from the vast array of sensors collecting billions of threat events in production environments around the w...

May 24, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending May 17, 2019 Profusion of Patches -- Microsoft patched 79 vulnerabilities in the May Patch Tuesday release. Three of these vulnerabilities were discovered by FortiGuard Labs researchers, Honggang Ren and Wayne Low.

May 17, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending May 10, 2019 Fareit/Pony -- FortiGuard Labs Researchers have discovered an ongoing malicious spam campaign that has been targeting a critical infrastructure energy provider in Romania over the last several weeks. The campaign uses a combination of the Fareit/Pony down...

May 10, 2019
More Tricks -- On Friday, April 26, 2019, FortiGuard Labs captured a suspicious email. After a quick analysis, it was discovered that it was spreading the malware TrickBot. This piece of malware is a kind of component loader, which can download other malicious components and execute them in TrickBot...

May 03, 2019