Mysterious Mac Takeover Malware "Silver Sparrow" Expert Commentary

  • From The Category5.TV Newsroom Episode 674
  • February 25, 2021

A potentially frightening new strain of malware has shown up on Apple's new M1 products, as well as non-M1 systems. As of the posting of this video, the count is in excess of 43,000 devices. The malware checks in regularly with a command-and-control server, but doesn't have a payload. Yet. What is this mysterious malware for? If and when a payload shows up, what can we expect? Robbie Ferguson speaks with Tony Anscombe (ESET) and Thomas Reed (Malwarebytes) about the Silver Sparrow threat.

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