Protecting Your Organization from the WCry Ransomware

Ransomware has become the fastest growing malware threat, targeting everyone from home users to healthcare systems to corporate networks. Tracking analysis shows that there has been an average of more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since January 1, 2016. On May 12, FortiGuard Labs began tracking a new ransomware Continue Reading

Byline: Securing Your Growing Home Network

The average home in North America now has 13 connected devices. And that number is expected to increase exponentially. Smart TVs, connected appliances, online fitness devices, entertainment and gaming systems, smart cars, connected water and power meters, climate control systems and online home security systems are all available. Many home Continue Reading

TheMoon – A P2P botnet targeting Home Routers

In the post “Home Routers – New Favorite of Cybercriminals in 2016”, we discussed the active detection of vulnerability CVE-2014-9583 in ASUS routers since June of this year.  In this post we will dissect a bot installed on the affected ASUS routers. The following figure shows attack traffic captured through Continue Reading

Home Routers – New Favorite of Cybercriminals in 2016

Fortinet has been monitoring the outbreak of attacks targeting home routers over the past several months. We plan to post a series of blogs to share our findings. In this post, we review the related statistical data that has been recorded by Fortinet. Since July of this year, it has Continue Reading

How to Talk to Your Parents About Encryption

It’s December 25th, which means most of you are probably at home visiting with family. I asked a few of the security engineers here at CloudFlare how they explain their jobs when they’re home for the holidays, and most of them responded with something along the lines of, “Oh, I Continue Reading