Hackers Leak VPN Account Passwords From 87,000 Fortinet FortiGate Devices

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Network security solutions provider Fortinet confirmed that a malicious actor had unauthorizedly disclosed VPN login names and passwords associated with 87,000 FortiGate SSL-VPN devices.

“These credentials were obtained from systems that remained unpatched against 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,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The disclosure comes after the threat actor leaked a list of Fortinet credentials for free on a new Russian-speaking forum called RAMP that launched in July 2021 as well as on Groove ransomware’s data leak site, with Advanced Intel noting that the “breach list contains raw access to the top companies” spanning across 74 countries, including India, Taiwan, Italy, France, and Israel. “2,959 out of 22,500 victims are U.S. entities,” the researchers said.

CVE-2018-13379 relates to a path traversal vulnerability in the FortiOS

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