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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Patch Tuesday is among us yet again. On April 10, Microsoft released a total of 67 security updates (24 rated critical, 42 important, 1 moderate), not including an out-of-band critical update released last week to cover a flaw in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE). Included in this month...

Apr 13, 2018
Another week, another data breach, or breaches in this case.

Apr 06, 2018
On Friday, March 23rd, in a coordinated press release between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an indictment and sanctions were announced related to Iranian threat actors affiliated with the Mabna Institute. The Mabna Institute is an Iran based comp...

Mar 30, 2018
The FortiGuard Labs has discovered and reported multiple use-after-free (UAF) vulnerabilities found in several versions of Microsoft Office. All known vulnerabilities are rated as critical or important and were patched in the recent March Patch Tuesday security updates released from Microsoft, and i...

Mar 23, 2018
On Tuesday, March 13, Microsoft released patches addressing 75 unique vulnerabilities; 21 fixes were related to browser vulnerabilities with 14 of those rated as critical. But a key focus of these Patch Tuesday updates is continued fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. This month's Meltdown/Spec...

Mar 16, 2018