Activity Summary – Week Ending August 10, 2018

Fortinet has a culture of innovation. It isn’t more evident than at the BlackHat conference held this week in Las Vegas, where FortiGuard Labs researcher Kai Lu presented his application behavior monitoring tool called FortiAppMonitor for macOS.

Activity Summary – Week Ending August 3, 2018

Once again, Fortinet’s membership in the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) continues to pay dividends. Sophos, also a CTA member, published their comprehensive research into the SamSam ransomware this week. As part of their CTA membership, Sophos shared all the indicators of compromise (IOCs) with other members before they published their findings. This allows CTA members …

Activity Summary – Week Ending
July 27, 2018

Experts have been warning consumers for years about vulnerabilities in home automation solutions, and Hide ‘N Seek (HNS) might be the first in-the-wild malware to actively target these vulnerabilities. It is expected that the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will reach 20.4 billion by 2020, and a growing segment of these devices are …

Activity Summary – Week Ending December 15, 2017

Cybercriminals are always looking for the easy route to exploit their targets. And why try too hard anyway when poor security hygiene and weak password management make it nearly effortless for them to accomplish their nefarious deeds.

Activity Summary – Week Ending October 27, 2017

This week the ransomware called “Bad-Rabbit” was spotted for the first time, initially attacking users in Russia and Ukraine, but has been spotted spreading from there.