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.

On this page you will find an archive of our weekly Threat Intelligence Briefs, as well as the ability to sign up to receive these briefs every Friday. Join the thousands of other security-minded professionals who receive these weekly briefs!

Attackers have always been seeking new avenues for exploitation; short of discovering zero days themselves. Many attackers have relied on known vulnerabilities either disclosed responsibly or irresponsibly to a vendor. Also, even if there is a patch available, such as the industry standard Patch Tue...

Oct 26, 2018
Recognizing and preventing modern cyber scams is difficult. As FortiGuard Sr. Security Strategist, Ladi Adefala, points out in his blog post, cybercriminals use a wide variety of scam tactics to gain access to your devices and networks to steal information or extort money. It is important to underst...

Oct 19, 2018
A zero-day bug being actively exploited in the wild was patched by Microsoft this week. CVE-2018-8453 addresses an elevation of privilege flaw in the way that Win2K handles drivers, thereby allowing bad actors to run their code with kernel mode access. This would allow the attacker to install progra...

Oct 12, 2018
FortiGuard Labs recently encountered malicious traffic traveling to a C2 server located in China. The connection was established by a domain using a name that closely resembled one of Japan's most famous express post delivery services. Our analysis showed that the website making this connection is f...

Oct 05, 2018
VPNFilter, a multi-stage modular framework that has infected hundreds of thousands of network devices around the world, has been discovered to have even greater capabilities than originally profiled. Announcing their findings through the Cyber Threat Alliance, Cisco's Talos provided early awareness...

Sep 28, 2018