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Threat Research

Android/BondPath: a Mature Spyware

We have recently stumbled on several active samples of an Android spyware. They belong to a family we have named BondPath (also known as PathCall or Dingwe), which was first reported in May 2016. While our customers have been protected against that malware since 2016, in July 2018 we discovered that some samples are still in the wild and continue to be a threat to unprotected smartphones.

By Axelle ApvrilleAugust 23, 2018

Threat Research

Android Spyware Now Dropping Legit Apps?

Building on some previous research in the industry, FortiGuard Labs recently took a closer look at some Android malware impersonating the mobile version of the very popular game Fortnite.

By Dario DurandoJune 03, 2018

Threat Research

Analysis of New Agent Tesla Spyware Variant

Recently, FortiGuard Labs captured a new malware sample that was spread via Microsoft Word documents. After some quick research, I discovered that this was a new variant of the Agent Tesla spyware. I analyzed another sample of this spyware last June and published a blog about it. In this blog, I want to share what’s new in this new variant.

By Xiaopeng ZhangApril 05, 2018

Threat Research

IRS Notification? No, It is a Scam

In every country and region in the world, tax season is also a time when we see a spike in scams, phishing, and targeted malware. The tax return season in the US is coming to the end. Have you filed your tax return yet? Did you receive any notifications from the IRS (the Internal Revenue Service) in your email?  We did, but not from the real IRS. (Remember, the IRS never communicates important information with taxpayers by email.) FortiGuard Labs recently collected a number of malware samples related to the current tax season in the US....

By Xiaopeng ZhangApril 13, 2017

Industry Trends

Driverless Cars: A New Way of Life Brings a New Cybersecurity Challenge

Cars are an essential part of our everyday life, and are crucial for transporting millions of commuters through towns and cities, and even from one country to another, on a daily basis. With “smart” vehicles increasingly playing a major role in our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that semi- and fully autonomous transportation, and the potential for driverless cars have become hot topics. According to Gartner, driverless vehicles will represent approximately 25 percent of the passenger vehicle population in use in mature markets...

By Anthony GiandomenicoOctober 27, 2016