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Business and Technology

IoT Exploit Activity has Quadrupled - Are You Prepared?

The evolution of malware is being fueled largely by the proliferation of IoT. According to Gartner data, there were about 8 billion connected “things” in 2017. But that number is expected to nearly triple to more than 20 billion in just the next two years, which averages out to roughly three connected devices per person on Earth. Simply put, the opportunity for cybercriminals to enter networks and steal data or hold segments (or the entirety) of the network hostage is growing at an exponential rate, with no signs of slowing down.

By Anthony GiandomenicoMarch 19, 2018

Threat Research

Dreambot 2017 vs. ISFB 2013

We recently received a malware sample recently that had been packed and compiled on Tue Feb 06 2018. After unpacking it, we found that it contained a version of the Dreambot/Ursnif trojan, which had a compilation date of Tue Oct 10 2017, suggesting that existing versions of Dreambot are now being packaged with brand-new droppers.

By Jerome CruzMarch 16, 2018

Threat Research

RootedCon Wrap Up

RootedCon is a security conference held from the 1st to the 3rd of March in Madrid, Spain. This year’s conference was the ninth iteration, and one could see the results of those years of experience in the flawless organization at the event.

By Dario DurandoMarch 16, 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.


Using Security-as-a-Service to Help Customers Combat Threats

As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, customers need more robust cybersecurity resources than they have in their toolkit. Learn how providing security services can meet these needs with real-time threat intelligence and more.

By Jeannette JarvisMarch 12, 2018

Threat Research

New jRAT/Adwind Variant Being Spread With Package Delivery Scam

At the beginning of February 2018, FortiGuard Labs collected a malicious email with the subject “UPS DELIVERY UPDATE”, as shown in Figure 1. Phishers and scammers traditionally misuse the names of well-known organizations and individuals in order to make their malicious messages seem legitimate, allowing them to more easily trick unsuspecting victims. This email message contains a fake order tracking number with a bogus hyperlink that, rather than connecting the user to a legitimate website, downloads a jar malware. After a quick analysis, I was able to determine that this malware is jRAT/Adwind.

By Xiaopeng ZhangFebruary 16, 2018

Threat Research

Meltdown/Spectre Update

In addition to establishing an aggressive and proactive patch-and-replace protocol, it is essential that organizations have layers of security in place designed to detect malicious activity and malware, and to protect vulnerable systems.

By FortiGuard SE TeamJanuary 30, 2018

Prevalent Threats Targeting Cuckoo Sandbox Detection and Our Mitigation

In this blog post, we will discuss the history of sandbox detection. We will then unveil the malware families that KTIS has observed from spear-phishing emails that attempt to bypass the user-mode API hook in order to evade sandbox detection. And finally, we will share the mitigation method we use to harden the Cuckoo sandbox against this bypass technique.

By Floser Bacurio and Wayne LowJanuary 03, 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

Threat Research

Group Behind VenusLocker Switches From Ransomware to Monero Mining

There is no doubt that cryptocurrency has been on a steady rise. According to a research paper by the University of Cambridge, the market capitalization of cryptocurrency has increased more than three-fold since early last year and it’s not likely to stop there. With more and more people realizing that cryptocurrency is potentially a significantly profitable investment, this rise is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. And where there is profit, that is where malware attacks will gather. Which is why we have been expecting...

By Joie SalvioDecember 20, 2017