Industry Trends

Cybercriminals and the Holidays

Cybercriminals are determined and informed on the latest trends and how to exploit them. Which is why we need to take the time to educate ourselves - and our friends and family – about shopping carefully so we can have a happy, and safe Holiday season.

By Aamir LakhaniNovember 19, 2018

Industry Trends

Predictions: AI Fuzzing and Machine Learning Poisoning

2019 Predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team reveal methods and techniques that Fortinet researchers anticipate cybercriminals will employ in the near future, along with important strategy changes that will help defend against these oncoming attacks.

By FortiGuard SE TeamNovember 15, 2018

Threat Research

New Loki Variant Being Spread By Phishing Email

After a quick analysis of a new phishing email, FortiGuard Labs found that it was spreading a new variant of the Loki malware. In this blog we walk through what it does.

By Xiaopeng ZhangNovember 15, 2018

Industry Trends

As the Holiday Season Draws Near, Mobile Malware Attacks Are Prevalent

Fortinet's quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organizations.

By FortiGuard SE TeamNovember 14, 2018

Threat Research

Patch Your Microsoft Outlook: Fortinet Discovered Four Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

This Patch Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Microsoft patched six vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft Outlook. Four of them were discovered and reported on by Fortinet researcher Yonghui Han by following Fortinet’s responsible disclosure process.

By Yonghui HanNovember 13, 2018


What Your Customers Need from Today’s NAC Solutions

Customers need a unified view into every IoT device on the network to secure against the threats brought on by the adoption of IoT, combined with the ability to detect and act on threats.

By Jon BoveNovember 13, 2018

Industry Trends

Veterans Can Help Your Cyber Skills Gap

One of the most pressing concerns facing organizations today is the widening cybersecurity skills gap. One often overlooked pipeline that may help close the skills gap is servicemembers transitioning out of the military.

By Anthony GiandomenicoNovember 12, 2018

Threat Research

Dharma Ransomware: What It’s Teaching Us

FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring the Dharma (also named CrySiS) malware family for a few years. As we demonstrate in our blog, even though the Dharma ransomware continues to be active, the attackers are not really updating their mode of operation, but continue to rely on a proven tactic to find and infect new victims, which is to leverage badly secured RDP services to gain access to the network.

Threat Research

Analyzing the New non-Beta Version of the Kraken Cryptor Ransomware

FortiGuard Labs recently detected new versions of Kraken Cryptor Ransomware. While the beta tag has been removed from its configuration, there are still numerous bugs in this ransomware, and the author is still continuously modifying its basic functions.

By Yueh-Ting ChenNovember 12, 2018

Threat Research

Deep Analysis of TrickBot New Module pwgrab

FortiGuard Labs found a new TrickBot variant, with a new module pwgrab, which attempts to steal credentials, autofill data, history and so on. We did a deep analysis on this pwgrab module to explain how it works on a victim’s system.

By Xiaopeng ZhangNovember 08, 2018