New malware “Silver Sparrow” is targeting both Intel and M1 Macs

22/02/2021 Uncategorized

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New malware "Silver Sparrow" is targeting both Intel and M1 Macs

A new piece of malware has been detected on almost 30,000 Macs (so far), and it appears that security types can’t quite pinpoint the malware’s motives.

Researchers over at Red Canary, a security operations firm where the malware was first discovered, have named it “Silver Sparrow” (h/t Ars Technica). As of now, it’s been detected in 153 countries, with  a higher number of cases in the U.S., Canada, U.K, Germany, and France.

In a blog post, Red Canary explained how it’s been keeping an eye on the malware for over a week (as of Feb. 18) and “neither we nor our research partners observed a final payload, leaving the ultimate goal of Silver Sparrow activity a mystery.” Read more…

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