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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At FortiGuard Labs, we see numerous evasion techniques that attackers use to bypass egress filtering solutions and establish command and control (C&C) within organizations. These targeted organizations typically have firewalls, IPS systems, endpoint detection, and remediation protection all within t...

Jul 10, 2020
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of Stuxnet. The malicious computer worm made headlines by targeting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Jul 03, 2020
The potential attack surface of organizations continues to expand, and the speed and sophistication of cyberattacks continue to make defending the network ever more challenging. With IT teams on constant alert, and much of their time spent putting out fires, it can be difficult for organizations to...

Jun 26, 2020
Global Malicious Spam Campaign Using Black Lives Matter as a Lure - On June 10, 2020, FortiGuard Labs came across a global malicious spam campaign that is targeting users who may be sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement that began in the United States. With all of the calamity of 2020, such...

Jun 19, 2020
On Tuesday of this week, Microsoft released this month's patch covering 129 vulnerabilities, 11 of them categorized as critical and leading to remote code execution. The most significant vulnerabilities include ones tied to SMBv3, SharePoint VBScripts, .LNK files, and Adobe Flash Player. The full li...

Jun 12, 2020