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Killswitch Found for Malware Used in SolarWinds Hack

December 17, 2020

FireEye, which disclosed the attack earlier this month after the threat actor managed to breach its systems and steal some Red Team tools, revealed that the attacker had compromised SolarWinds systems and used its access to deliver a piece of malware named SUNBURST.

The malware, which is configured to remain dormant for a certain period after installation, is capable of collecting information about the infected computer, downloading and executing code, creating and deleting files, reading and manipulating registry entries, and rebooting the system. In the case of targets that were of interest, the hackers also delivered a backdoor called Teardrop and a Cobalt Strike payload.

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