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 currently tracking multiple reports of a new ransomware campaign known as DearCry. This malware campaign targets the same four Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities we reported on last week that were exploited by a number of threat actors, including the Chinese...

Mar 19, 2021
Until recently, operational technology (OT) networks functioned as isolated, air-gapped environments, meaning cybersecurity was not a top priority. The emergence and growth of externally sourced data has in some instances led to industrial environments converging with IT networks. Because of...

Mar 12, 2021
Ransomware attack trends continue to evolve, and the current iterations seen during the COVID-19 pandemic are no exception. During this time, malicious actors have attacked healthcare organizations, medical trials, schools, and shipping agencies. Considering the impact these modern attacks can...

Mar 05, 2021
The world rarely comes to a consensus on anything, but pretty much everybody agrees that putting 2020 behind us was a good thing. In many ways, we'd also prefer to move rather than revisiting the cyber threat landscape of the past year. But like it or not, the lessons we learned from bad things...

Feb 26, 2021
While 2020 has come and gone, many of last year's cyber fraud problems will continue into at least mid-2021. Cyber criminals will focus on maximizing their profits, using a traditional cost-benefit analysis to decide on the best attack vector. Pandemic-related emotions will run high, and remote...

Feb 19, 2021