Malicious Actor Discloses Fortigate SSL-VPN Credentials
Fortinet News, September 8th, 2021
September 8, 2021,
Volume 282, Issue 2

Fortinet has become aware that a malicious actor has recently disclosed SSL-VPN access information to 87,000 FortiGate SSL-VPN devices

"These credentials were obtained from systems that remained unpatched against FG-IR-18-384 / CVE-2018-13379 at the time of the actor's scan. While they may have since been patched, if the passwords were not reset, they remain vulnerable.

This incident is related to an old vulnerability resolved in May 2019. At that time, Fortinet issued a PSIRT advisory and communicated directly with customers. And because customer security is our top priority, Fortinet subsequently issued multiple corporate blog posts detailing this issue, strongly encouraging customers to upgrade affected devices. In addition to advisories, bulletins, and direct communications, these blogs were published in August 2019, July 2020, April 2021, and again in June 2021..."

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