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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HIDDEN COBRA strikes again. On February 13th, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released joint malware analysis reports identifying malware variants attributed to the North Korean government threat group known as HIDDEN COBRA. The FBI reported hi...

Feb 15, 2018
On February 6th, Adobe released a patch for a critical Flash Player zero-day vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild. According to Adobe, the zero-day is exploiting the vulnerability CVE-2018-4878, a critical remote code execution bug. Successful exploitation could allow the attacker to ta...

Feb 08, 2018
FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in ASUS RT routers running ASUSWRT firmware. Vulnerable routers are prone to OS command injections via unsanitized parameters passed to /apply.cgi.  If you own an affected ASUS router, and you use the web management portal, we...

Feb 01, 2018
FortiGuard Labs research has discovered a new variant of the Okiru botnet that targets the Argonaut RISC Core processors (ARC). This is significant because ARC CPU processors are widely used for System on a Chip (SoC) in IOT devices. In fact, they are currently being used by well over a billion devi...

Jan 25, 2018
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the popular peer-to-peer BitTorrnet client application, Transmission. The vulnerability could allow hackers to remotely execute malicious code on BitTorrent user's computers. Google's Project Zero vulnerability report team discovered the flaw and have...

Jan 18, 2018