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FortiGuard Outbreak Alerts- 2022 Annual Report

Given the volume of active threats today’s SOC teams require automation and dynamic services to succeed. FortiGuard Labs' Outbreak Alerts provide a unique analysis of the threat landscape. Read our 2022 Outbreak Alert Report and overview blog.

By Carl Windsor January 26, 2023

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The Year of the Wiper

FortiGuard Labs has been tracking wiper malware since the start of the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict. Read our latest blog to find out recent updates about the trends in wiper malware and how attack scenarios have changed.

By Geri Revay January 24, 2023

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QR Code Phishing Attempts to Steal Credentials from Chinese Language Users

FortiGuard Labs recently discovered a phishing campaign using a variety of QR codes to target Chinese language users. It aims to steal credentials by luring users into entering their data into a phishing website owned by the threat actor. Read our blog to learn more:

By James Slaughter January 23, 2023

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Ransomware Roundup – Playing Whack-a-Mole with New CrySIS/Dharma Variants

In this week's Ransomware Roundup, FortiGuard Labs covers variants of the CrySIS/Dharma ransomware family along with protection recommendations. Read our blog to find out more.

By James Slaughter January 19, 2023

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Supply Chain Attack Using Identical PyPI Packages, “colorslib”, “httpslib”, and “libhttps”

The FortiGuard Labs team discovered an attack embedded in three PyPI packages called ‘colorslib’, ‘httpslib’, and “libhttps”. Read our blog to learn more.

By Jin Lee January 14, 2023

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2022 IoT Threat Review

FortiGuard Labs continuously monitors the IoT botnet threat landscape for new and emerging campaigns. Read our blog with insights into malware campaigns that have been actively targeting IoT devices for infection.

By Eduardo Altares, Joie Salvio and Roy Tay January 13, 2023

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Ransomware Roundup – Monti, BlackHunt, and Putin Ransomware

In this week's ransomware roundup, FortiGuard Labs covers the Monti, BlackHunt, and Putin ransomware along with protection recommendations. Read our blog to find out more.

By Shunichi Imano and James Slaughter January 05, 2023

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Trying to Steal Christmas (Again!)

FortiGuard Labs discovered some holiday-themed phishing examples that exploit excitement and interest in the holidays created by an AgentTesla affiliate. Read our blog to learn more about how malware operators are attempting to maximize the holiday to compromise the systems of users.

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Ransomware Roundup – Play Ransomware

In this week's ransomware roundup, FortiGuard Labs covers the Play ransomware along with protection recommendations. Read our blog to find out more.

By Shunichi Imano and James Slaughter December 22, 2022

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The Taxman Never Sleeps

FortiGuardLabs discovered a malicious email that included a tax form seemingly from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent by the recently resurgent Emotet group. Read our blog to learn more about the payload and campaign.

By James Slaughter December 21, 2022