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 a report that a new Windows vulnerability (CVE-2021-40449) was exploited as a 0-day to download and launch the MysterySnail Remote Access Trojan (RAT) in late August and early September 2021. Kaspersky attributed the attack to the threat actor IronHusky that has...

Oct 15, 2021
FortiGuard Labs' team of dedicated researchers and analysts examine many third party products and software applications every day looking for weaknesses and exploitable vulnerabilities. When a vulnerability is found, the Fortiguard Labs team notifes the software/product vendor of the...

Oct 08, 2021
The battle against COVID has been waged for almost two years. With over 2 billion people around the globe now fully vaccinated, some countries have introduced a vaccine passport (certificate) program to allow people with proof of vaccination to travel, return to the office, and participate in...

Oct 01, 2021
On September 16, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and United States Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER) released a new joint advisory Alert (AA21-259A), titled APT Actors Exploiting Newly Identified Vulnerability in...

Sep 24, 2021
On September 7, 2021, Microsoft disclosed an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft MSHTML affecting multiple Microsoft Windows platforms. MSHTML, also referred to as Trident, is the Microsoft legacy browser engine for Internet Explorer, specific to Microsoft Windows...

Sep 17, 2021