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Industry Trends

New Attacks and Old Attacks Made New

Although cybercriminals depend on innovation in order to stay ahead of security safeguards, they are still subject to maximizing ROI. Generally, new attacks are outnumbered by reconfigured malware and the resurrection of old attacks in a new wrapper.

By FortinetApril 25, 2019

Threat Research

A Mobile Bitcoin Miner? Really?

This is the second time this year that we have bumped into an alleged "Bitcoin Miner" for Android. This blog offers more research insight into them.

By Axelle ApvrilleFebruary 25, 2019

Industry Trends

Cyber and Physical Convergence is Creating New Attack Opportunities for Cybercriminals

The latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report reveals that cybercriminals are constantly evolving the sophistication of their attacks—from continuing to exploit the vast insecurity of IoT devices, to morphing open source malware tools into new threats.

By FortiGuard SE TeamFebruary 20, 2019

Threat Research

Fortinet Discovers New Android Apps that Mine the Unminable

Cryptocurrencies don't all work the same way. Some are minable, some aren't. For example, Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA) and Tether (USDT) aren't minable.

By Axelle ApvrilleOctober 11, 2018

Industry Trends

Threat Intelligence Roundup - September 16, 2016

This week’s FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief reports on a spike in an Android advertising library, a fake series of banking sites used to phish credentials, as well as a campaign using the old faithful “we couldn’t deliver your package” courier scam. While hackers weren’t quite as active as they were over the past couple of weeks, our top five identified malware variants still generated over 3 million attack attempts. Grab the latest Security Brief here for more details (add link to subscription site.) 1....

By Bill McGeeSeptember 16, 2016

Threat Research

Android AdWare Trying to Deceive the Analyst

Recently, we - i.e Giuseppe Pacelli (student at Eurecom), Matteo Bertolino (student at Eurecom) and their supervisors Ludovic Apvrille (Telecom ParisTech) and myself - had a closer look at a few Android samples infected with the Feiwo adware. This adware family is not new, but the instances we analyzed were still undetected by all anti-virus vendors last week, as far as we know. Besides aggressively serving ads to your mobile phone, this potentially unwanted application (PUA) posts your phone number and list of applications you installed...

By Axelle ApvrilleMay 20, 2016