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FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - June 14, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending June 14, 2019 Get Patching -- Microsoft recently released a patch for a critical Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708). This vulnerability, codenamed BlueKeep, if exploited, could be turned into a self-replicating worm that could impact computers...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - June 07, 2019

MageCart Analysis -- FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring the development on the e-commerce threat landscape. Recently, we delved into deeper analysis of MageCart, a name given to numerous cybercriminal groups that embed digital skimmers on compromised e-commerce sites in order to steal payment card...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - May 31, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending May 31, 2019 FortiGuard Labs has been monitoring a Linux coin mining campaign from "Rocke", a malware threat group specializing in cryptomining. This active malware campaign has been leveraging a multi-stage and agile approach. Often the threat group pushes out multipl...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - May 24, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending May 24, 2019 On May 21st, Fortinet released our Quarterly Threat Landscape Report. This report represents the collective intelligence of FortiGuard Labs, gleaned from the vast array of sensors collecting billions of threat events in production environments around the w...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - May 17, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending May 17, 2019 Profusion of Patches -- Microsoft patched 79 vulnerabilities in the May Patch Tuesday release. Three of these vulnerabilities were discovered by FortiGuard Labs researchers, Honggang Ren and Wayne Low.

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - May 10, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending May 10, 2019 Fareit/Pony -- FortiGuard Labs Researchers have discovered an ongoing malicious spam campaign that has been targeting a critical infrastructure energy provider in Romania over the last several weeks. The campaign uses a combination of the Fareit/Pony down...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - May 03, 2019

More Tricks -- On Friday, April 26, 2019, FortiGuard Labs captured a suspicious email. After a quick analysis, it was discovered that it was spreading the malware TrickBot. This piece of malware is a kind of component loader, which can download other malicious components and execute them in TrickBot...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - April 26, 2019

Predator the Thief -- In March 2019, FortiGuard Labs discovered a running campaign against Russian-speakers using a new version of 'Predator the Thief' stealer malware. The same actor was using one set of dummy files to deliver the stealer via different forms of phishing, including Zipped files, fak...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - April 19, 2019

Activity Summary - Week Ending April 19, 2019 Ransomware continues to be impactful.  Below, FortiGuard Labs researchers provide detailed research into two of these interesting attacks. 

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - April 12, 2019

FortiGuard Labs has recently discovered a stored cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Magento.

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - April 05, 2019

Last week, Canadian police executed a search warrant and arrested the author behind the Orcus RAT. Interestingly, the software author posted an official 'press release' to pastebin.com on March 31st detailing the actions taken by the Roy...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - March 29, 2019

Apple released security updates on Tuesday this week. Some of the vulnerabilities being addressed are quite serious, so we do recommend you apply the updates immediately. The ReplayKit API flaw allows a malicious application to spy on you through accessi...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - March 22, 2019

FortiGuard Labs Web Filtering team continues to log the Andromeda botnet as one of our more prevalent detections. In fact, over the last week it recorded the second most unique IPV4 addresses, only the Emotet botnet had more.

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - March 15, 2019

FortiGuard Lab researchers continue to monitor malicious connections associated with the Emotet Trojan. Within the last couple of days, we discovered three new modules from the botnet C&C sever. The C&C server replies with a response packet when an infected system sends it information about the vict...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - March 08, 2019

FortiGuard SE team recently discovered a targeted attack aimed at an unknown individual working for a government department in Queensland State in Australia. Within a span of a few days, we had observed additional activity targeting various members of this organization, specifically in the form of s...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - March 01, 2019

WordPress WooCommerce Vulnerability -- Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs researcher, Zhouyuan Yang, discovered a stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Automattic WordPress WooCommerce Plugin. The vulnerability was submitted to Automattic and confirmed in February, 2019, with a patch released o...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - February 22, 2019

On February 20th, Fortinet released our 2018 Q4 Global Threat Landscape Report. Fortinet is in a unique position to report on the global threat landscape. We have the #1 most adopted network security solution, having 4.4 million devices deployed, coupled with our seasoned threat intelligence and mac...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - February 15, 2019

February's Patch Tuesday brought a bevy of updates from Microsoft and Adobe, each releasing updates for over 70 vulnerabilities affecting their respective products. Yes, you read that right, that is over 140 vulnerabilities overall.

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - February 08, 2019

Jaff Ransomware -- FortiGuard Labs recently published analysis on the Jaff ransomware. This ransomware has been around since early 2017 but was overlooked because the WannaCry ransomware was getting all the attention. However, since that time, the Jaff ransomware has lurked in the shadows while infe...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - February 01, 2019

FortiGuard Labs researchers discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in some routers shipped by Cerio (CVE-2018-18852). Cerio manufactures a series of network routers directly competing with Asus and Linksys routers. A malicious authenticated user can forge a HTTP request to inject operating...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - January 25, 2019

FortiGuard Labs has a dedicated team of researchers that look for vulnerabilities and weaknesses in high-impacting programs and applications. The intent is to find the vulnerabilities before the bad actors, and work with the affected vendors to get an effective patch released before the vulnerabilit...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - January 18, 2019

FortiGuard Labs Research Team recently captured a malicious Microsoft Word document that contains auto-executable malicious VBA code that can spread and install NanoCore RAT software on a victim's Windows system. NanoCore RAT was developed in the .Net framework. The sample we analyzed uses NanoCore...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - January 11, 2019

FortiGuard Labs researchers recently discovered a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in Magento that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's browser, granting them access to sensitive data, or take control of the vulnerable website. This XSS vulnerability affects Magent...

FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Brief - January 04, 2019

The Ryuk ransomware caused a major disruption for some high-profile print media organizations in the United States. This malware is typically used in targeted attacks carried out via phishing or through planted files on insecure remote desktops. While the code appears to have similarities with Herme...