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!

According to an online panel-hosted webinar, the FBI says the number of cyber-crime reports has quadrupled compared to months before the pandemic. Malicious threat actors keep exploiting different attack vectors for these purposes. COVID-19 charities, delivery masks, loan extortions, and protective-...

Apr 24, 2020
Two week ago, we provided a summary about the COVID-19 related cyber crimes. The number of cyberattacks attempting to exploit the current circumstances continues to rise as cyber-criminal groups -- some of them backed by nation-states -- try to take advantage. Even though every single country has be...

Apr 17, 2020
Recent research reveals five advanced persistent threat (APT) groups operating in the interest of the Chinese government. The malicious actors target Linux and Windows systems and mobile devices running Android. Many of the attacks remained undetected for nearly a decade. These multi-platform attack...

Apr 10, 2020
Not a day goes by without a new cyber crime related to the current COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, corporations must maintain business continuity amid changing workplace operations. Many organizations responded to the current global pandemic by directing their employees to work from their homes. That...

Apr 03, 2020
TrickBot has been in operation since 2016, and it's getting more powerful by the day. Like most software nowadays, malware also receives updates and new features. FortiGuard Labs has produced detailed research on a number of areas relating to TrickBot, including its initial access capabilities, its...

Mar 27, 2020