Silver Sparrow is a new form of computer malware that is targeting Macintosh machines, and has racked up 30,000 potential victims…
There’s a new type of malware out in the digital space and it is infecting macOS devices. In fact, the malicious code is present on approximately 30,000 Apple machines. What’s more, it’s not doing the kind of damage normally associated with hacking (at least, not yet). Instead, the malignant program is sitting idle, apparently waiting for one or more mischievous commands, which are unknown by security experts at this time.
Security Researchers Find New Silver Sparrow Malware on 30,000 Mac Computers
Silver Sparrow is using Amazon Web Services and Akamai for its command infrastructure, which means it could be very difficult to take down once it goes live. Currently, every Mac infected with Silver Sparrow communicates with a control server every hour to see if there’s new commands to carry out. However, none have been issued.
Researchers also discovered the malware includes the capability to remove itself from a system, meaning it could be used to execute a command then promptly disappear. In order to check for the presence of the Silver Sparrow malware, Mac owners can visit this guide.