Weekly Threat Briefs

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Activity Summary - Week Ending Oct 11, 2019   Golang Ransomware – Go, also known as Golang, is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google that is becoming more popular within the malware development community. FortiGuard Labs researcher, Kai Lu, analyzed a new Golang ransom...

Oct 11, 2019
  Researchers at FortiGuard Labs have recently discovered a new vulnerability affecting D-Link routers. Assigned CVE-2019-16920 (FG-VD-19-117) the vulnerability within the software could allow for remote code execution without authentication, raising the severity of the threat to CRITICAL. The issue...

Oct 04, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Sep 27, 2019 NetWire RAT – FortiGuard Labs researchers discovered a new variant of NetWire RAT spreading via a phishing email. At the bottom of the phishing email is a PDF-like picture with a hyperlink pointing to the download link of NetWire. Once the victim clicks on...

Sep 27, 2019
  Nemty Analysis – FortiGuard Labs researchers recently analyzed the new Nemty ransomware. This malware contains similarities to the GandCrab ransomware. For example, we found a link embedded in its binary which is a statement that was used in GandCrab when it was having its 'vaccine war' with Ahnla...

Sep 20, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Sep 13, 2019   Patches aPlenty – For Patch Tuesday this week, Microsoft released updates for 79 vulnerabilities, with 17 of them rated as critical. Below we focus on some of the more critical vulnerabilities. It is recommended that all critical vulnerabilities should b...

Sep 13, 2019