The malware’s name is LightNeuron, and it can read, modify or block any e-mail that goes through the server, and it can even write new messages and send them using the identity of any legitimate user that the criminals choose. The malware if remotely-controlled through e-mail by using attached .PDF and .JPG files.   LightNeuron has been targeting Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers from as far back as...

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Israel confirmed lending Ecuador its knowledge to help them defend against the millions of cyber-attacks they faced after they stopped providing WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, with asylum.   “The National Israeli Cyber-Safety Administrative Office answered Ecuador’s call, and shared relevant information related to the cyber-attacks the country is facing,” said a spokesperson for the Israeli entity.   He remarked on the importance of international cooperation in order to fight...

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Facebook president Mark Zuckerberg asked governments to take a “more active role” when it comes to internet regulation, and encourages countries to adopt rules similar rules to the E.U.’s to protect user safety.   Facebook and other online giants have avoided government intervention for a long time, but the social media platform recently changed its mind in light of the increasing demand for regulation.   “I believe we need...

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In a letter sent to U.S.A. senators, Google admitted that third parties still have access to data from their Gmail service, which they can use or share as they see fit, reported the Wall Street Journal.   The New York publication, which received access to the letter, explained that the internet giant used it to explain several questions posed by the senators regarding privacy, and what protective...

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A new type of banking malware, aimed at mobile devices, masking itself as a legitimate banking app in order to steal information or money from its victims’ accounts, has forced users to take preventive measures.   “Our analysis of to the two types of banking malware previously found in the official Google Play store, has demonstrated that simple fake banking operations enjoy certain advantages that the feared...

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Useful information to warn users regarding unsafe apps and harmful industry practices   In order to help Android users to protect themselves against harmful apps, ESET presented its new blog, titled Android App Watch, in the framework of the Mobile World Congress 2019, celebrated in Barcelona, Spain.   The specialized blog’s main objective is to provide users with the information and knowledge they may need to make the right...

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In the name of the soon-to-be-published “AI-era in cybersecurity: A step toward a safer world or the brink of chaos?” ESET explains the role that A.I. and automated learning really play in the fight against cyber-threats.   Mid 2018, ESET ran a poll to analyze the beliefs that surround modern technology. 82% of participants believed their job places had already implemented cyber-safety measures that used Machine Learning...

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David Wehner, Facebook’s chief of finances, said this past Tuesday that the social media platform will, later this year, announce a new tool that will allow users to partially delete their browsing history, despite the threat it may pose to their business model.   Mark Zuckerberg’s company will use it as a way to try to answer the criticism the platform faces regarding its use of personal...

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Taiwan has inaugurated its National Center for Cyber-Security in order to strengthen IT security, to counter Fake News in the territory, and to collaborate with other countries.   The President of the Island, Tsai Ing-wen engaged in the inauguration, whereby she accused China of computer espionage within governmental, political, military and industrial organizations; and additionally of spreading Fake News to jeopardize Taiwanese National Security, besides of interfering...

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