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Bitglass Security Spotlight: Malware Evolving & Reddit Breached

By Jacob Serpa | September 4, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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Here are the top cybersecurity stories of recent weeks: 

  • Future malware to recognize victims' faces
  • Reddit suffers breach
  • 6 million records of Georgian voters exposed
  • RASPITE Group attacks US infrastructure

Future malware to recognize victims' faces

Malware is poised to continue its evolution and deploy newer, more advanced capabilities. In particular, it is believed that threats will leverage artificial intelligence in order to become increasingly context aware. For example, malware may soon employ facial recognition that uses an individual's appearance to trigger an attack. 

Reddit suffers breach

Early last month, a hacker was discovered to have breached Reddit's systems and stolen a variety of user data; for example, email addresses, passwords, private messages, and more. While the breached data came from an unsecured database containing information from 2005 to 2007, the incident still highlights the importance of maintaining constant visibility and control over data. 

6 million records of Georgian voters exposed

Voters in Georgia recently had their personal information exposed when the office of the Secretary of State granted various parties access to voter registration data in an unsecured fashion. This data included dates of birth, drivers license numbers, and Social Security numbers. If the data were obtained by nefarious individuals, widespread identity theft could ensue very easily. 

RASPITE Group attacks US infrastructure

Since 2017, the RASPITE Group has been a cybersecurity threat that has attacked nations around the world. Countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have all suffered. Recently, the cybercriminal group was tied to Iran and found to be targeting electric utility companies in the US. Naturally, these organizations must have adequate defenses lying in wait 

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