The SolarWinds Hack Gets Worse, But Offers A Tiny Bit Of Amusement

Source: The Register The SolarWinds Hack Gets Worse, But Offers A Tiny Bit Of Amusement

SUNSHUTTLE Sucks But The Second Half Might Make You Chuckle

In August 2020 an unidentified company uploaded a piece of malware to a public malware repository in the hopes of getting advice on how to deal with it.  It is unknown at this time if they were successful, but recently Mandiant Threat Intelligence determined that the malware was likely related to the SolarWinds hack, Sunburst.  SUNSHUTTLE is a second-stage backdoor which can read and write to a compromised machine, as well as being able to execute code.  It seems to work in tandem with another infection, as opposed to being a unique attack, which considering the age of the first detection makes this major hack even more worrisome.

On a more amusing, and possibly related note, it would seem that a number of black hat hackers have been hacked themselves.  So far this year four cybercrime forums, Maza, Exploit, Verified and Crdclub have all seen their members personal information compromised, and they have no idea who did it.  The members have found themselves doxxed and there have also been a number of Bitcoin thefts.  For some reason they seem rather upset to have been hoisted by their own petard.

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Another form of malware has been spotted on servers backdoored in the SolarWinds' Orion fiasco.

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