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Interesting Insights From This Week's Global Threat Activity

By Jeannette posted 10-11-2019 12:02


Each week, FortiGuard Labs publishes our Threat Intelligence Brief that profiles some of the more interesting and impactful security events from the week. Here are some of the topics that we covered this week:


  • FortiGuard Labs researchers recently analyzed a new Golang ransomware that is targeting Linux systems. Golang is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google that is becoming more popular within the malware development community


  • Our FortiGuard Labs researchers found some interesting websites associated with the current Rugby World Cup that advertise as free streaming service, but in fact are anything but. This article discusses the dangers of free streaming apps.


  • On Tuesday, Microsoft released updates for 59 security vulnerabilities, with 9 of them rated critical. Apple and Google Android also provided updates. All we can say is, get patching.


  • The Magecart cybercrime group places digital credit card skimmers on compromised e-commerce sites. We review some recent research on the cybercriminals activity.


  • The Gorgon Group is a cybercrime group that focuses on a mix of criminal and targeted attacks. We touch on some of the new tactics and techniques they use in their latest campaign.


For the details about these stories, and more, click HERE. To subscribe to the weekly brief, click HERE.