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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The Financial Services industry continues to be a prime target for cybercriminals. A Taiwanese bank has become the latest to fall victim to hackers targeting SWIFT, which is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and commercial organizations across the world use to transfer bill...

Oct 12, 2017
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 05, 2017
Following the trend of the past month, this week another big firm experienced a breach that led to a leak of information.

Sep 28, 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 21, 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 14, 2017