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!

Last week's Threat Intelligence Brief explored the takedown attempts orchestrated by Microsoft against TrickBot. Despite all these efforts, researchers discovered how the developers behind TrickBot adapted portions of their code to Linux to increase the scope of possible targets. The detailed...

Oct 30, 2020
TrickBot is a malware family first captured and analyzeed by FortiGuard Labs back in 2016. TrickBot is a module-based malware that can extend its capabilities by downloading new modules from its command-and-control (C&C) server and executing them on its victim's device. While it was initially...

Oct 23, 2020
Good information is a critical element of protecting against cyber threats and cybersecurity defenses are only as good as the threat intelligence that feeds them. FortiGuard Labs is the global threat intelligence and research organization at Fortinet. To give you some perspective about the...

Oct 16, 2020
An unforeseeable shift in network structures and attack strategies was dropped on the cybersecurity industry in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on organizations and individuals around the globe, we are now dealing with a threat landscape that's become more intense,...

Oct 09, 2020
Access to reliable and actionable threat intelligence is essential for any effective cybersecurity strategy. Because of that, security tools should be able to gather threat intelligence from the places in the network where they have been deployed but to also share that intelligence with the...

Oct 02, 2020