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!

In 2013, Yahoo suffered a huge data breach resulting in the leaking of sensitive information from about 1 billion accounts. It was considered to be the largest information breach in history. It was followed by another one - again suffered by Yahoo - in 2014, which affected another 500M accounts. How...

Oct 06, 2017
Following the trend of the past month, this week another big firm experienced a breach that led to a leak of information.

Sep 29, 2017
This week something very peculiar happened. CCleaner is a highly distributed tool distributed by Piriform, a company acquired by Avast in July 2017. Their software was found to contain a backdoor, putting everyone who installed it at risk of remote access by an attacker. The malicious software was p...

Sep 22, 2017
Equifax, one of the oldest American credit agencies, announced this week that they were the victim of a devastating cyberattack earlier this summer, during which the personal information of as many as 143 million people was stolen, including social security numbers, credit histories, addresses, and...

Sep 15, 2017
Last week HITCON took place in Taipei, Taiwan. HITCON is a hacking conference where elite cyber security researchers from across the world gather to share their research and exchange ideas about the global threat landscape. Some members of FortiGuard Labs ventured to Taipei to share their work. They...

Sep 08, 2017