ransomware


Fortinet FortiGuard Labs has come across a ransomware that only accepts Monero – an open source cryptocurrency created in 2014 – for payment, signaling a shift away from the widely used and accepted standard Bitcoin in the ransomware space. Ransomware authors are aware of current trends and events, and appear to be taking advantage of all the hype surrounding the cryptocurrency craze. [Read More]
by RSS FortiGuard SE Team  |  Jan 22, 2018  |  Filed in: Security Research
A recent Cyber Threat Alliance blog by Michael Daniel discussed the evolution of ransomware and the IoT. Read this post to learn more. [Read More]
by RSS Jeannette Jarvis  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
To predict the future, simply look at the past. With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of the current state of cybersecurity, along with what lies on the horizon and what organizations can do to secure their networks. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  Filed in: Industry Trends, Security Research
As global cyberattacks persist, cybersecurity is becoming a main focus in the C-suite. Gone are the days where it’s just a concern for IT teams. These rapid, sophisticated attacks across industries have demonstrated that cybersecurity is the responsibility of the entire organization as they seek to avoid the crippling effects associated with data breaches. [Read More]
by RSS Drew Del Matto  |  Dec 26, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, Fortinet CISO Phil Quade spoke with Hussein Syed, CISO at RWJBarnabas Health, and Erik Devine, CISO at Riverside Healthcare, about how they are addressing some of the most pressing IT challenges facing healthcare while enabling technical innovation. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
The proliferation of online devices accessing personal and financial information, the adoption of virtualized and multi-cloud environments, and the growing connection of everything – from armies of IoT devices and critical infrastructure in cars, homes, offices, and industry, to the rise of smart cities – have combined to create new destructive opportunities for cybercriminals. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Educational institutions have become regular targets for cybercriminals. In fact, the education sector accounted for 13 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of around 32 million records. One of the top reasons that schools are targeted is the diverse data they store on students and staff, including personally identifiable information (PII), healthcare information, and financial information. These records can then be sold on the dark web to be used for purposes of identity theft and fraud. As educational... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
If healthcare providers can’t figure out how to safely adopt IoMT and operate in the digital age, they won’t survive. One of the benefits of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions is that the acquiring practice is oftentimes now acting as a SaaS provider for the smaller, acquired practice – including providing cybersecurity. Because networks are more complicated than ever before, security is only as strong as its weakest link.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Nov 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Ribbon Communications to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. The Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Spotlight is a series of blogs that highlights the great work and achievements of Fortinet’s Fabric-Ready technical partners. Tell us a bit about Ribbon’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Ribbon is a company... [Read More]
by RSS Mykola Konrad  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A