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NamesLightNeuron
NETTRANS
XTRANS
CategoryMalware
TypeInfo stealer
Description(ESET) Turla is believed to have used LightNeuron since at least 2014.
• LightNeuron is the first publicly known malware to use a malicious Microsoft Exchange Transport Agent.
• LightNeuron can spy on all emails going through the compromised mail server.
• LightNeuron can modify or block any email going through the compromised mail server.
• LightNeuron can execute commands sent by email.
• Commands are hidden in specially crafted PDF or JPG attachments using steganography.
• LightNeuron is hard to detect at the network level because it does not use standard HTTP(S) communications.
Information<https://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ESET-LightNeuron.pdf>
MITRE ATT&CK<https://attack.mitre.org/software/S0395/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.lightneuron>

Last change to this tool card: 22 April 2020

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ChangedNameCountryObserved

APT groups

XTurla, Waterbug, Venomous BearRussia1996-Feb 2021 HOT 

1 group listed (1 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

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