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VenusLocker Delivering Rotten Easter Eggs in South Korea

Over this past Easter weekend, FortiGuard Labs came across a new malicious spam campaign specifically targeting South Korea. What made this campaign unique from others is that it is the first GandCrab 2.0 malspam ransomware campaign that we’ve seen in South Korea targeting organizations in the financial sector. It appears to be originating from the VenusLocker group, which we highlighted in December of last year when we documented that they had switched their game plan from ransomware to cryptocurrency mining. Well, it appears that the VenusLocker group is back in the ransomware game, this time with GandCrab.

By Val SaengphaibulApril 04, 2018

Threat Research

SamSam and WannaCry: Part of a Larger Security Challenge

Unless you’ve been entirely off the grid, you have probably heard that a number of high-profile organizations have recently been targeted by ransomware. It’s part of a growing trend that has the potential to impact large numbers of people, with potentially devastating consequences.

By FortiGuard SE TeamMarch 29, 2018

Threat Research

GandCrab: Honor among Thieves?

GandCrab is the first ransomware to hit the spotlight this year. Known as the first ransom malware to use DASH cryptocurrency as a payment, it has hit more than 50,000 victims according to a report from Europol.

Threat Research | Industry Trends

Swarming IoT Attacks, Cryptojacking, and Ransomware Drive Dramatic Spike in Malware

FortiGuard Labs just released our latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report for Q4 of 2017. As usual, there are a lot of take-aways for CISOs, but a few items stood out. In particular, attacks were up per firm by 82% and swarm cyber attacks targeted the Internet of Things (IoT) with growing intensity.

By FortiGuard SE TeamFebruary 20, 2018

Unsecured At Any Speed: The Cyber Risks Of The Connected Car

I have never seen anyone pull into a parking space, get out of their car and leave their laptop, wallet, iPhone, social security card, list of most important passwords and their banking information on the hood before walking away. But as the era of the connected car begins, that may essentially start happening every day. The masterfully intuitive UI/UX and computing power of smartphones, among a host of other digital devices we use daily, has conditioned consumers to enjoy and demand equal levels of usability and convenience with all their devices. And where there is demand, supply follows. From refrigerators to washing machines to thermostats and electric meters, connected appliances are staking out an ever-larger part of the market.

By Michael XieFebruary 05, 2018

Unsecured At Any Speed: The Cyber Risks Of The Connected Car

I have never seen anyone pull into a parking space, get out of their car and leave their laptop, wallet, iPhone, social security card, list of most important passwords and their banking information on the hood before walking away. But as the era of the connected car begins, that may essentially start happening every day. The masterfully intuitive UI/UX and computing power of smartphones, among a host of other digital devices we use daily, has conditioned consumers to enjoy and demand equal levels of usability and convenience with all their devices. And where there is demand, supply follows. From refrigerators to washing machines to thermostats and electric meters, connected appliances are staking out an ever-larger part of the market.

By Michael XieFebruary 05, 2018

Threat Research

SpriteCoin: Another New CryptoCurrency…or NOT!

Fortinet FortiGuard Labs has come across a ransomware that only accepts Monero – an open source cryptocurrency created in 2014 – for payment, signaling a shift away from the widely used and accepted standard Bitcoin in the ransomware space. Ransomware authors are aware of current trends and events, and appear to be taking advantage of all the hype surrounding the cryptocurrency craze.

By FortiGuard SE TeamJanuary 22, 2018

Industry Trends

Are You Ready for the Evolution of Ransomware?

A recent Cyber Threat Alliance blog by Michael Daniel discussed the evolution of ransomware and the IoT. Read this post to learn more.

By Jeannette JarvisJanuary 15, 2018

Threat Research | Industry Trends

Cybersecurity Past and Future

To predict the future, simply look at the past. With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the current state of cybersecurity, along with what lies on the horizon and what organizations can do to secure their networks.

By Anthony GiandomenicoJanuary 01, 2018

Industry Trends

Protecting Your Bottom Line from Cyber Risks

As global cyberattacks persist, cybersecurity is becoming a main focus in the C-suite. Gone are the days where it’s just a concern for IT teams. These rapid, sophisticated attacks across industries have demonstrated that cybersecurity is the responsibility of the entire organization as they seek to avoid the crippling effects associated with data breaches.

By Drew Del MattoDecember 26, 2017