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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Two weeks after the first infections of WannaCry, the Ransomware that took the world by storm, we can finally take a deep breath and try to analyze the damage this campaign has done. One element worth noting is that while it may have disrupted lots of businesses, WannaCry failed to generate equivale...

May 25, 2017
Last week was very intense for everyone in the Infosec community. As many of you are aware, the WannaCry ransomware hit a very large number of users running MS Windows. The modular ransomware worm exploited an SMB vulnerability that was patched a couple of months ago by Microsoft. However, numerous...

May 18, 2017
Last weekend, researchers at Google discovered several Microsoft vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." Fortunately, the people at Microsoft took this very seriously and were able to release a fix for the bug in a matter of days. That said, s...

May 11, 2017
Over the past few days, a very dangerous and effective phishing campaign targeting Google Docs users has been perpetrated with relative success. The victim receives an email from a trusted email address containing a link to view a Google Document. What is peculiar about this campaign is that it actu...

May 04, 2017
Early this week, Interpol announced a new operation across the ASEAN region built around shared intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector threat intelligence providers. This operation resulted in the identification of 8,800 Command and Control (C2) servers and hundreds of...

Apr 27, 2017