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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FortiGuard Labs has discovered a new malicious spear-phishing campaign once again using the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic as a lure. This latest email campaign targets a medical device supplier, wherein the attacker is inquiring about various materials needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic due to...

May 08, 2020
Ransomware has been a dominant threat to organizations for several years now, causing damage estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Increasingly, a common action carried out by ransomware attacks is to erase the volume backups (i.e., shadow copies), thereby preventing victims from being able to...

May 01, 2020
According to an online panel-hosted webinar, the FBI says the number of cyber-crime reports has quadrupled compared to months before the pandemic. Malicious threat actors keep exploiting different attack vectors for these purposes. COVID-19 charities, delivery masks, loan extortions, and protective-...

Apr 24, 2020
Two week ago, we provided a summary about the COVID-19 related cyber crimes. The number of cyberattacks attempting to exploit the current circumstances continues to rise as cyber-criminal groups -- some of them backed by nation-states -- try to take advantage. Even though every single country has be...

Apr 17, 2020
Recent research reveals five advanced persistent threat (APT) groups operating in the interest of the Chinese government. The malicious actors target Linux and Windows systems and mobile devices running Android. Many of the attacks remained undetected for nearly a decade. These multi-platform attack...

Apr 10, 2020