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!

HawkEye -- FortiGuard Labs researchers recently discovered a new HawkEye malware variant being distributed via a phishing email. HawkEye is known as a keylogger and application credential stealing malware. Past variants spread through email using common Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, etc.)...

Jun 21, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending June 14, 2019 Get Patching -- Microsoft recently released a patch for a critical Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708). This vulnerability, codenamed BlueKeep, if exploited, could be turned into a self-replicating worm that could impact computers...

Jun 14, 2019
MageCart Analysis -- FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring the development on the e-commerce threat landscape. Recently, we delved into deeper analysis of MageCart, a name given to numerous cybercriminal groups that embed digital skimmers on compromised e-commerce sites in order to steal payment card...

Jun 07, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending May 31, 2019 FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring a Linux coin mining campaign from "Rocke", a malware threat group specializing in cryptomining. This active malware campaign has been leveraging a multi-stage and agile approach. Often the threat group pushes out multipl...

May 31, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending May 24, 2019 On May 21st, Fortinet released our Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. This report represents the collective intelligence of FortiGuard Labs, gleaned from the vast array of sensors collecting billions of threat events in production environments around the w...

May 24, 2019