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NamesSUNSPOT
CategoryMalware
TypeRootkit
Description(CrowdStrike) SUNSPOT is StellarParticle’s malware used to insert the SUNBURST backdoor into software builds of the SolarWinds Orion IT management product.
SUNSPOT monitors running processes for those involved in compilation of the Orion product and replaces one of the source files to include the SUNBURST backdoor code.
Several safeguards were added to SUNSPOT to avoid the Orion builds from failing, potentially alerting developers to the adversary’s presence.
Information<https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/sunspot-malware-technical-analysis/>

Last change to this tool card: 12 January 2021

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APT groups

 APT 29, Cozy Bear, The DukesRussia2008-Jul 2021 HOTX

1 group listed (1 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

Thailand Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCERT)
Electronic Transactions Development Agency

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