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Predictions for 2022: Tomorrow’s Threats Will Target the Expanding Attack Surface

FortiGuard Labs predicts cyberattacks aimed at everything from crypto wallets to satellite internet in 2022 and beyond. Read more in our threat landscape predictions report.

By Derek Manky November 16, 2021

Threat Research

To Joke or Not to Joke: COVID-22 Brings Disaster to MBR

FortiGuard Labs discovered a destructive malware that looks to be a joke program posing as a mysterious COVID-related installer. This new destructive malware variant is designed to simply render affected systems inoperable. Learn more about how it brings disaster to MBR.

By Shunichi Imano and Fred Gutierrez November 11, 2021

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Deep Dive into a Fresh Variant of Snake Keylogger Malware

FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a fresh variant of the Snake Keylogger malware. Learn how it is downloaded and executed through a captured Excel sample, what techniques this variant uses to protect it from being analyzed, and what sensitive information it steals from a victim’s machine.

By Xiaopeng Zhang November 04, 2021

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Black Friday and the Proliferation of Fake Ecommerce Sites

FortiGuard Labs has observed more scams involving counterfeit websites that appear to be legitimate ecommerce sites posing a risk to online shoppers. Read our analysis to find out more about what to avoid while shopping online.

By Val Saengphaibul October 29, 2021

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Fortinet Security Researcher Discovers Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Illustrator

FortiGuard labs discovered and reported multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Illustrator. Learn about the vulnerabilities and root causes.

By Yonghui Han October 29, 2021

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Black Friday Scams are Coming—Online Shoppers Should Approach with Caution

FortiGuard Labs threat analysis details how cybercriminals are using the promise of a fake gift card to steal cryptocurrency from their victims and how they are using fake documents to lure victims into giving out confidential info such credentials for online shopping sites, and more.

By Shunichi Imano and Fred Gutierrez October 28, 2021

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Chaos Ransomware Variant in Fake Minecraft Alt List Brings Destruction to Japanese Gamers

FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a variant of the Chaos ransomware that not only encrypts certain files but also destroys others and appears to target Minecraft gamers in Japan. Our threat analysis examines how this new ransomware variant works.

By Shunichi Imano and Fred Gutierrez October 28, 2021

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Recent Attack Uses Vulnerability on Confluence Server

FortiGuard Labs analyzes attack payloads leveraging the Atlassian Confluence Server vulnerability, deep dives into the attack and provides IOCs to help determine if a network was affected by CVE-2021-26084. Read more.

By Cara Lin October 21, 2021

Threat Research

Ransomware Impact on the Education Sector

FortiGuard Labs examined cyberthreats targeting education in 2021. Learn about the important takeaways various threat education organizations face, including ransomware.

By Shunichi Imano October 05, 2021

Threat Research

Ranion Ransomware - Quiet and Persistent RaaS

FortiGuard Labs analyzes Ranion ransomware, it’s origins, longevity, and explains why it’s unlike any other RaaS. Learn more.

By Shunichi Imano and Fred Gutierrez September 30, 2021