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!

  Nemty Analysis – FortiGuard Labs researchers recently analyzed the new Nemty ransomware. This malware contains similarities to the GandCrab ransomware. For example, we found a link embedded in its binary which is a statement that was used in GandCrab when it was having its 'vaccine war' with Ahnla...

Sep 20, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Sep 13, 2019   Patches aPlenty – For Patch Tuesday this week, Microsoft released updates for 79 vulnerabilities, with 17 of them rated as critical. Below we focus on some of the more critical vulnerabilities. It is recommended that all critical vulnerabilities should b...

Sep 13, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Sep 06, 2019 iOS 0-Days – Earlier this year Apple released an urgent out-of-band update (12.1.4). Now we know the backstory. Google's Project Zero researcher, Ian Beer, posted the detailed analysis behind some iOS exploit chains found in the wild.

Sep 06, 2019
  FortiGuard Labs Threat Analysis Report: WordPress Vulnerabilities – In July 2019, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs discovered and reported nine SQL injection vulnerabilities in nine different popular WordPress plugins across a variety of categories, including advertisement, donation, gallery, forms, new...

Aug 30, 2019
Activity Summary - Week Ending Aug 23, 2019   Ransomware is a serious threat. Attacks are becoming more and more targeted. This was never more evident when last Friday, twenty-two small governments across the state of Texas were hit with a coordinated ransomware attack. According to the Texas Depart...

Aug 23, 2019