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!

2018 is starting off with quite a bang. Various media reports on January 3rd claimed that Intel processors (specifically x86-64 processors produced in the last decade) are susceptible to side channel attacks that could allow kernel and memory processes to be accessed by an attacker. Intel quickly we...

Jan 05, 2018
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) continue to be a target for hackers. Because ICS platforms affect vital critical infrastructures, they are enticing for nefarious threat actors. Successful attacks can cause significant damage with far-reaching impact. Last week a new ICS attack was discovered that i...

Dec 22, 2017
Cybercriminals are always looking for the easy route to exploit their targets. And why try too hard anyway when poor security hygiene and weak password management make it nearly effortless for them to accomplish their nefarious deeds. Credential theft provides that easier method of gaining access to...

Dec 15, 2017
Two months ago, Andromeda was the number one botnet. This week, that giant global grid of infected machines has been shattered.

Dec 08, 2017
This week we released our Q3 Fortinet Threat Landscape Report. The report provides a view of the top threats, trends, and insights that our FortiGuard Labs experts have researched and analyzed from the billions of events observed in live production environments worldwide. You will find threat vector...

Dec 01, 2017