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Industry Trends

Securing the Future of Blockchain in Asia Pacific

Every new technology has its risks, and blockchain is no exception. Even the earliest blockchain deployments stimulated the creative juices of cybersecurity adversaries. As blockchains grow in economic importance, they will undoubtedly become more attractive targets for cybersecurity interference.

By Matthew KuanOctober 25, 2018

Industry Trends

The Evolving Threat Landscape - Looking at Our 2018 Predictions

Over the past several months, the FortiGuard Labs team has been tracking a number of evolving trends related to the FortiGuard 2018 Threat Landscape Predictions. This mid-year update provides new details concerning recent advances in some of the techniques and malware tied to those predictions.

By Derek MankyAugust 29, 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

Strengthening the Security Fabric of Blockchain

Blockchain is a shared and continuously reconciled database used to maintain a list of digital records, called blocks. It is quickly becoming an important tool not just for financial information, but also for managing and recording virtually all types of data, such as medical and other records, identity management, and transaction processing. Because a blockchain database is distributed and interconnected, it provides several essential services. The first is transparency. Because data is embedded within the network as a whole, it is by definition...

By Hemant JainJune 20, 2017

Industry Trends

Blockchain and Financial System Impact

Blockchain is a technology that basically distributes a ledger. For those of you in the financial management world, you know a ledger as the trusted source of transactions or facts. The same is true with blockchain. But instead of existing in a large leather bound tome or in a financial management application, blockchains are managed by a distributed set of computing resources working together to maintain that ledger. Each transaction, or block within it, is linked together in an indisputable manner using public/private key encryption and internal...

By Keith RayleMarch 17, 2017

Threat Research

Obfuscated Bitcoin Miner Propagates Through FTP Using Password Dictionary

Although bitcoin miners have been used by cybercriminals before as a way to monetize their malicious activities, this recent sample (MD5: 522f8ba8b2dec299cc64c0ccf5a68000) caught our attention because it is unusually heavy, persistent, and obfuscated. Fortinet detects this threat as W32/Miner. (3)Threat DescriptionThis malicious bitcoin miner is, in fact, a container of multiple files. Since NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) was used to create the malware sample, the files that it contains can be seen using a file archiver such as 7-Zip....

By Lilia Elena Gonzalez MedinaJune 14, 2016