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 is aware of reports of recent activity from APT37. APT37 is a nation-state threat actor attributed to North Korea. The latest discovery by researchers at Kaspersky Labs has revealed a sophisticated, targeted attack that utilizes the stolen Facebook and email account credentials...

Dec 03, 2021
This past year saw an unprecedented rise in cyber crime. Research by FortiGuard Labs shows an almost 11x increase in ransomware in the 12 months between July 2020 and June 2021. That finding came from research that analyzed the threats we had seen over the first half of 2021 to see what lessons...

Nov 19, 2021
FortiGuard Labs is aware of a new spam campaign that delivers a Qakbot malware via Squirrelwaffle. We released a Threat Signal on a Squirrelwaffle loader campaign on September 21, 2021. This new campaign delivers Squirrelwaffle in email attachments that contain an Excel file with a malicious and...

Nov 12, 2021
Black Friday, one of the biggest retail spending days of the year, is fast approaching. According to Adobe Analytics, consumer spending on that day last year reached a whopping $9.03 billion dollars (21.6% Year-over-Year growth), and 2021 is expected to be even bigger. Amazon is the industry's...

Nov 05, 2021
Leading up to the official release of the new Windows 11 operating system (OS) on October 5, 2021, cyber criminals used fake OS installers as a bait to deploy malware to the victim, and the trend is expected to continue. FortiGuard Labs recently came across a fake Windows 11 upgrade assistant...

Oct 29, 2021