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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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 26, 2017
Activity Summary -- Week Ending January 20, 2017 Over the past few months, IoT (Internet of Things) devices have been the focus of attention in both the research world and the mainstream news. The reason behind this lies not only in the increase in popularity of these devices, but also, and more im...

Jan 19, 2017
  Activity Summary -- Week Ending January 13, 2017

Jan 12, 2017
Activity Summary -- Week Ending January 6, 2017 2016 was the year of the Brexit vote, the Rio Olympics, and the US presidential election. It was also the year of ransomware. Throughout 2016, we watched ransomware grow in popularity, frequency, and effectiveness. We also observed the introduction of...

Jan 05, 2017
Activity Summary -- Week Ending December 30, 2016 With many people enjoying an abbreviated holiday week, FortiGuard Labs is happy to also report a diminished attack presence during this same time period. Apparently, hackers like to take some time off during the holidays as well. This brief respite h...

Dec 29, 2016