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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This week has been a bad week for the bad guys and good news for everyone else. Let's begin.

Jul 28, 2017
Citing notable cyber attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, Mirai botnet, and most recently, the NotPetya ransomware, one of the world's largest insurers, Lloyd's of London, recently warned that the next well-executed cyber attack could cause global damages ranging from $53.1 billion to $...

Jul 21, 2017
With all the buzz that desktop malware has received over the past few weeks, it would be easy to fall into the trap of forgetting that mobile malware is also receiving a significant boost in popularity. In order to remind us of that, a new strain of Rootnik has surfaced. Rootnik is an Android malwar...

Jul 14, 2017
Over the past few months, we have heard the word "cyberattack" more and more frequently in the news. Malware has existed for decades (actually, since John von Neumann began writing his treatise on "The Theory of Self-Replicating Automata" back in the 1940s), but over the last few months, with the ad...

Jul 07, 2017
After the breakout of WannaCry in May, it was just a matter of time before the next big cyber threat would hit. And like clockwork, there it is: Petya, also called NotPetya (or even Nyetya) is a new malware variant that Fortinet has named a ransomworm. It has the attention of the world's press, and...

Jun 30, 2017