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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FortiGuard Labs Web Filtering team continues to log the Andromeda botnet as one of our more prevalent detections. In fact, over the last week it recorded the second most unique IPV4 addresses, only the Emotet botnet had more.

Mar 22, 2019
FortiGuard Lab researchers continue to monitor malicious connections associated with the Emotet Trojan. Within the last couple of days, we discovered three new modules from the botnet C&C sever. The C&C server replies with a response packet when an infected system sends it information about the vict...

Mar 15, 2019
FortiGuard SE team recently discovered a targeted attack aimed at an unknown individual working for a government department in Queensland State in Australia. Within a span of a few days, we had observed additional activity targeting various members of this organization, specifically in the form of s...

Mar 08, 2019
WordPress WooCommerce Vulnerability -- Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs researcher, Zhouyuan Yang, discovered a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Automattic WordPress WooCommerce Plugin. The vulnerability was submitted to Automattic and confirmed in February, 2019, with a patch released o...

Mar 01, 2019
On February 20th, Fortinet released our 2018 Q4 Global Threat Landscape Report. Fortinet is in a unique position to report on the global threat landscape. We have the #1 most adopted network security solution, having 4.4 million devices deployed, coupled with our seasoned threat intelligence and mac...

Feb 22, 2019