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!

This week was marked by two very important leaks regarding US intelligence hacking tools. On Friday April 7th, WikiLeaks continued its now weekly series called Vault7, publishing its fourth installment named "Grasshopper". It describes a framework for building malware for Microsoft Windows operating...

Apr 13, 2017
This week, an in depth analysis of a new Android spyware called Chrysaor was released by FortiGuard Labs. This spyware is strictly related to Pegasus, an iOS spyware that was described as the "most sophisticated" smartphone attack ever back in August 2016. You can find more information about this ma...

Apr 06, 2017
This week, Fortinet released its Threat Landscape Report for Q4 2016. This report provides an analysis of threat data gathered between October 1st and December 31st 2016 from millions of devices spread around the world.

Mar 30, 2017
In our Threat Intelligence brief for week ending March 10, 2017 we discussed the  release of Vault7 from WikiLeaks that unveiled documents containing information on supposed hacking tools and techniques the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) was using against major vendor software such as Windows, Li...

Mar 23, 2017
On March 15th, two Russian intelligence officials, together with two hackers hired by the Russian government, were charged with stealing more than half a billion accounts from Yahoo!. The breach happened in 2014, but the data stolen has been reported to have been used as recently as December 2016. A...

Mar 16, 2017