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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GandCrab ransomware has been quite active of late. The new 4.0 variant is being distributed through compromised fake software crack websites. When an unsuspecting user visits the infected site, they are redirected to a separate page containing the actual download link that executes the ransomware. I...

Jul 13, 2018
A new malware was discovered this week causing computers to be infected with something called "All-Radio 4.27 Portable" that does all sorts of nefarious things. It installs rootkits, crypto-miners, information-stealing Trojans and causes your computer to send out spam.

Jul 06, 2018
In our Q1 2018 Threat Landscape Report, we reported that cryptojacking malware is on the rise. In fact, we noted that it had more than doubled over what we saw in the previous quarter. Cybercriminals move to where the money is, and there is money to be made in exploiting your CPU resources for crypt...

Jun 29, 2018
The power of the Cyber Threat Alliance has proven valuable yet again as Symantec shared early awareness of their discovery and research concerning a cyberespionage campaign coming from the APT group, Thrip. CTA members were able to implement countermeasures with the information and shared indicators...

Jun 22, 2018
FortiGuard Labs Researchers have been monitoring the PyRoMine malware activity for several months and have discovered a new version of the threat called PyRoMinerIOT. The attack method is to use deceptive techniques to compel a user to install a browser update to download a zip file, which when ran,...

Jun 15, 2018