Anonymous threat actors utilized a zero-day vulnerability to exploit a bug in the FortiOS.
Fortinet's OS is a network security OS used by enterprises. It provides advanced threat protection & more.
The flaw that let the attackers target government & big organizations ultimately led to data loss & more.
A report published by the security firm revealed CVE-2022-41328, the flaw used to dismantle multiple FortiGate firewall.
The exploit was found after Fortinet’s compromised device shut down, and the system entered error mode.
As it happened as the FIPS-enabled device confirms system component integrity and is built to shut down.
Attacks were highly targeted, with proof of it favoring the government & government-related targets.
The users are advised to upgrade to the patched version to block possible attack attempts.