Fortinet warns customers after hackers leak passwords for 87,000 VPNs

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Networking equipment vendor Fortinet has notified customers today that a cybercriminal gang has assembled a collection of access credentials for more than 87,000 FortiGate SSL-VPN devices.

“This incident is related to an old vulnerability resolved in May 2019,” the company said in a blog post following an inquiry from The Record sent on Tuesday, when a small portion of this larger list was published on a private cybercrime forum hosted on the dark web, and later on the website of a ransomware gang, known to have close affiliations with the same forum.

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“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,” Fortinet said.

Sources familiar with the existence of this collection told The Record the list had been compiled more than a year ago and had been sold in private circles to different threat actors, including groups who carried out ransomware

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