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Threat Briefs

This week, Fortinet released its Threat Landscape Report for Q4 2016. This report provides an analysis of threat data gathered between October 1st and December 31st, 2016 from millions of devices spread around the world.


On March 15th, two Russian intelligence officials, together with two hackers hired by the Russian government, were charged with stealing more than half a billion accounts from Yahoo!. The breach happened in 2014, but the data stolen has been reported to have been used as recently as December 2016. A...


2016 was the year of the Brexit vote, the Rio Olympics, and the US presidential election. It was also the year of ransomware. Throughout 2016, we watched ransomware grow in popularity, frequency, and effectiveness. We also observed the introduction of...

Threat Briefs

Last week was very intense for everyone in the Infosec community. As many of you are aware, the WannaCry ransomware hit a very large number of users running MS Windows. The modular ransomware worm exploited an SMB vulnerability that was patched a couple of months ago by Microsoft. However, numerous...

Threat Briefs

Last weekend, researchers at Google discovered several Microsoft vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled "the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory." Fortunately, the people at Microsoft took this very seriously and were able to release a fix for the bug in a matter of days. That said, s...