Security researchers discover SUPERNOVA web shell activity linked to Chinese hackers

Researchers from the Counter Threat Unit (CTU) at Secureworks have discovered a possible link to China while examining how SolarWinds servers were used to deploy malware. According to Secureworks’ new report, the authentication bypass vulnerability in SolarWinds Orion API, tracked as CVE-2020-10148, that can lead to remote execution of API commands, has been actively exploited by Spiral. When vulnerable servers are detected and exploited, a script capable of writing the SUPERNOVA web shell to disk is deployed using a PowerShell command.

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