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!

Last weekend, researchers at Google discovered several Microsoft vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." Fortunately, the people at Microsoft took this very seriously and were able to release a fix for the bug in a matter of days. That said, s...

May 11, 2017
Over the past few days, a very dangerous and effective phishing campaign targeting Google Docs users has been perpetrated with relative success. The victim receives an email from a trusted email address containing a link to view a Google Document. What is peculiar about this campaign is that it actu...

May 04, 2017
Early this week, Interpol announced a new operation across the ASEAN region built around shared intelligence provided by Fortinet and other public and private sector threat intelligence providers. This operation resulted in the identification of 8,800 Command and Control (C2) servers and hundreds of...

Apr 27, 2017
This has been an interesting week for cybersecurity. We here at FortiGuard Labs have been monitoring new leaks from the hacker group ShadowBrokers that claim to contain new exploits from the NSA, we have seen a resurgence in ransomware attacks being driven, in part, by Ransomware-as-a-Service, and t...

Apr 20, 2017
This week was marked by two very important leaks regarding US intelligence hacking tools. On Friday April 7th, WikiLeaks continued its now weekly series called Vault7, publishing its fourth installment named "Grasshopper". It describes a framework for building malware for Microsoft Windows operating...

Apr 13, 2017