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Visa Payment Systems Intelligence recently announced that cybercriminals are threatening the payments ecosystem by leveraging a vulnerable Microsoft Dynamic Data Exchange protocol in phishing campaigns. This phishing attack relies on the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol for infection instead of the usual malicious macros or an exploit kit. FortiGuard Labs has issued three IPS signatures that defend our customers against these attacks. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
FortiGuard Labs has been actively monitoring FALLCHILL and validating all IOCs, whether we discovered them ourselves through one of our millions of sensors deployed around the world, or collected from the hundreds of threat sharing feeds we subscribe to. Our comprehensive threat information-sharing program includes Governments, Certs, and Strategic Partners from around the world. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Healthcare professionals are the epitome of a mobile workforce: constantly on the move and highly dependent on fast, accurate information. They need a secure wireless solution that performs flawlessly on the array of devices they rely on every day. Hospitals, clinics and elder care facilities have countless ways to exploit wireless technology for better patient outcomes and improved operational efficiency. From accessing patient records with computers on wheels or handheld tablets to getting telemetry from medical devices, nurse call systems... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 6th annual AWS re:Invent conference, being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas between November 27th and December 1st. re:Invent is the largest gathering of members of the global cloud community in the world, bringing together over 40,000 attendees from over 80 different nations attending over 1,000 different technical sessions, keynote addresses, labs, and special events over the course of the conference. Fortinet will be showcasing our latest cloud-based solutions, including the Fortinet... [Read More]
by RSS Cynthia Hsieh  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
By now, everyone should be aware of two things related to IoT devices. The first is that these devices are being deployed everywhere, with no sign of slowing down. The second is that many of these devices are notoriously insecure. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Richard Hannah is Vice President of Information Services and he oversees the entire IT environment at Gibson Energy. The company has doubled in size in recent years, and a major focus of Hannah’s has been to modernize and streamline the company’s IT infrastructure. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
The majority of these breaches have one thing in common. IT teams are failing to practice basic security hygiene. Cybercriminals target known vulnerabilities because they know that most organizations will have failed to patch or replace their vulnerable devices. WannaCry targeted a vulnerability for which a patch had been available for months. Shame on them. But Petya followed a month later and targeted the exact same vulnerability. And millions of devices were still affected. So, shame on us. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The cybercriminal marketplace is adept at adopting the latest advances in areas such as artificial intelligence to create more effective attacks. We anticipate this trend to accelerate into 2018, enabling the destructive trends mentioned in this blog. [Read More]
by RSS Derek Manky  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends, Security Research
The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals. Fake web sites, intercepting your financial data, charity scams, email phishing attacks, fake shopping sites, texting and SMS scams, and more are all designed to steal you personal and financial information. So, in addition to checking your credit card balances and making out your shopping lists, you also need to take precautions before doing your holiday shopping online. If done right, it can be a safe and convenient way to buy gifts – if you follow a few simple rules. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Organizations require a robust and extensible Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) solution to address this new security landscape. Fortinet is tackling these challenges head on with the release of the FortiGate 300E and 500E NGFW appliances. [Read More]
by RSS Nirav Shah  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology