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!

The RSA Security Conference was held in San Francisco last week, from February 13th to the 17th. While a wide range of security topics were discussed and technologies displayed, as expected, most of the attention was focused on IoT and cloud security. Fortinet participated as a Gold Sponsor, and our...

Feb 24, 2017
This week's highlight for most of us was surely Valentine's day - a day known for love and kindness to others. At FortiGuard Labs we'd hoped that same wave of kindness would have spread to the far reaches of the net, inducing a love-inspired cease-fire, even if for a single day.

Feb 17, 2017
This past week was marked by one of the most important sporting events of the year in US: the Super Bowl. Without going into the details of what happened on the field, we would like to focus attention on the threats that huge events like this often pose, both to people at the stadium and at home.

Feb 10, 2017
January has come to an end, and with it we've witnessed the resurfacing of the Sage Ransomware, along with the frequent appearance of the Satan variant. At the same time, Locky, ranked as the top malware threat in the world just a few months ago, is no longer even in the top 10. Beginning the second...

Feb 03, 2017
This week was marked by the news of the arrest of one of Kaspersky Labs' researchers, Ruslan Stoyanov, along with Sergei Mikhailov, a division head of the Russian intelligence service FSB, on charges of treason. According to a statement released by Kaspersky Labs, Stoyanov is under investigation for...

Jan 27, 2017