Locking It Down: Securing Multicloud IT Across Industries

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Organizations engaged in digital transformation efforts are discovering the advantages of a multicloud strategy to meet new requirements for speed, agility and scalability. More than 80% of organizations have adopted a Continue Reading

SCADA/ICS Dangers & Cybersecurity Strategies

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A large number of government agencies and private organizations have SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) or industrial control systems (ICS). The benefits of these technologies come with significant Continue Reading

Threat Landscape Report: Virtually No Firm is Immune from Severe Exploits

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Of the 103,786 vulnerabilities published on the CVE List since it began, 5,898 (5.7%) were exploited in the wild according to research from our recently released Threat Landscape Report. Continue Reading

An Analysis of the DLL Address Leaking Trick used by the “Double Kill” Internet Explorer Zero-Day exploit (CVE-2018-8174)

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! “Double Kill” is an Internet Explorer(IE) Zero-Day exploit which was discovered in the wild and fixed in the Microsoft May Patch. It exploits a use-after-free vulnerability of vbscript.dll to Continue Reading

Critical SamSam Ransomware Update

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In conjunction with the Cyber Threat Alliance, Sophos today released a detailed analysis of a highly sophisticated ransomware threat group that has been dubbed “SamSam.” As part of Fortinet’s Continue Reading

Best Practices for Defeating Automated Attacks

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The rise of cyber attacks targeting the data and critical infrastructure of nation-states is undeniable, with no sign of slowing down. From state-sponsored hackers to hacktivists to criminal enterprises, Continue Reading

Debugging PostScript with Ghostscript

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! I was recently approached by one of my friends in the threat research field about shellcode extraction from PostScript. If you are not aware, PostScript, which is developed by Continue Reading

IcedID & Trickbot: A Give-and-Take Relationship

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Operations of the banking trojan IcedID have been active since its discovery in September of 2017. In the first half of this year it has also been distributed by Continue Reading

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Not All Cloud Software is Created Equal

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! An assumption made by many security professionals is that any performance differences between physical security devices are eliminated when those security software images are run on identical cloud hardware. Continue Reading

Copy-pasting Thief from a Copy-pasted Code

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Crypto-currencies are continuing to gain popularity among people who have nothing to do with Information Technologies, even after the significant price drop suffered recently. In fact, the total capitalization Continue Reading

GandCrab v4.1 Ransomware and the Speculated SMB Exploit Spreader

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Only two days after the release of GandCrab 4.0, FortiGuard Labs found a newer version (v4.1) being distributed using the same method, which is through compromised websites disguised as Continue Reading

Winning the Cyber Arms Race with Machine Learning

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Despite advances in cybersecurity technology, the number of days to detect a breach has increased from an average of 201 days in 2016 to an average of 206 days Continue Reading

Hussarini – Targeted Cyber Attack in the Philippines

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Two weeks ago, FortiGuard Labs spotted a malicious document with the politically themed file name “Draft PH-US Dialogue on Cyber Security.doc”. This document takes advantage of the vulnerability CVE-2017-11882. Upon Continue Reading

Executive Insights: The Global Security Risks of a Post-Quantum World

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ever since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore identified, with amazing accuracy, the pattern and pace of technological advancement, it has served as a reliable guide for innovation. Moore’s Law, which states that Continue Reading

The Risks Mobile Payments Present to Financial Services

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! It’s no secret that the financial services industry is a top target for cybercriminals looking to steal valuable data. In fact, data shows that financial firms face daily attacks Continue Reading

Why Network and Security Operations Centers Should be Doing More

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! If your organization is like most, you are in the middle of radically rethinking your business strategy to address the realities of today’s digital marketplace. And more often than Continue Reading

Recent Security Research News

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This blog post is a summary of some recent research work that caught my attention in May 2018. — D. Poddebniak et al. This attack received quite a lot Continue Reading

How Much Malware Can You Stuff Into An Attack?

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Last week, a new threat known as Mylobot was trending that included multiple evasions and a large number of separate malware variants blended into a single threat. We also documented Continue Reading

For Financial Services, Encryption is Essential – But So Is Performance

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The financial services industry is one hit hardest by the heightened expectations of consumers to access information, receive help, and conduct transactions anywhere and at any time via their Continue Reading

How to Protect Your Privacy on The Web

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Over the past several months we have learned that users cannot always trust a platform to honor their promises regarding safeguarding user data. Even in cases where consent is provided Continue Reading

Thrip ATP Attack Update

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In conjunction with the Cyber Threat Alliance, Symantec today released their blog post on an APT (advanced persistent threat) group codenamed “Thrip.” As part of our membership with the Continue Reading

Defending Against an Automated Attack Chain: Are You Ready?

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Until recently, one of the biggest challenges for cybercriminals has been matching a target with an exploit. While newer attacks might be preloaded with multiple exploits, many still function Continue Reading

The Rise of Destructive Botnets

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Over the past few years, we have watched the rise of ransomware as it successfully targeted a variety of vertical markets, especially healthcare, education, and financial services. And like almost all malware, Continue Reading

Microsoft Windows Remote Kernel Crash Vulnerability

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! PAGE:85D15618 _CipImageGetImageHash@36 proc near ; CODE XREF: …… PAGE:85D1571F mov edx, edi PAGE:85D15721 mov ecx, [ebp+arg_4] PAGE:85D15724 call _HashpHashBytes@12 ; HashpHashBytes(x,x,x) PAGE:85D15729 lea edx, [esi+0A0h] PAGE:85D1572F PAGE:85D1572F loc_85D1572F: ; Continue Reading

PyRoMineIoT: NSA Exploit, Monero(XMR) Miner, & IoT Device Scanner

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In April 2018, FortiGuard Labs documented a Python-based malware we dubbed PyRoMine that takes advantage of the NSA exploit ETERNALROMANCE to distribute a Monero (XMR) miner. In that previous Continue Reading

Russian Service Centers Under Attack

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! With the help of FortiGuard’s in-house Threat Intelligence Platform (Kadena), FortiGuard Labs discovered a series of attacks targeted at service centers in Russia. These service centers provide maintenance and Continue Reading

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VPNFilter Malware – Critical Update

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! VPNFilter, a new malware campaign first reported this past May 23rd, is part of a new line of emerging IoT threats that FortiGuard Labs has been tracking over the Continue Reading

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New Threats, Old Threats – A Deeper Look

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In 1918, magician Harry Houdini made an elephant vanish in front of an astounded live audience at the New York Hippodrome. In 1904, British magician and inventor Nevil Maskelyne became Continue Reading

Android Spyware Now Dropping Legit Apps?

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Recently, Zscaler released a blogpost about Android malware impersonating the mobile version of the very popular game Fortnite. The game is currently supported on PC, PlayStation 4, and iOS, Continue Reading

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Another Joomla! Core XSS Vulnerability Is Discovered

Fortigate is an enterprise network security appliance that works with Cloud Bare Metal. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In a previous FortiGuard Labs blog I documented that Joomla! had failed to patch two Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities – CVE-2017-7985 and CVE-2017-7986 – that I had previously discovered. Continue Reading

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