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Researchers at security specialist ESET claim to have found a shiny new advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed FamousSparrow - after discovering its custom backdoor, SparrowDoor, on hotels and government systems around the world. "FamousSparrow is currently the only user of a custom backdoor that we discovered in the …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge


    A bit much like Red Sparrow. Frankly, those Russkies should extend their lexicon a bit.

    "The kill-switch is intended to be used by the operators only "

    I think there is a very good kill switch available : the 9mm Parabellum.

    You only need to know where to apply it.

  2. IGotOut Silver badge

    Stop it.

    No FamousSparrow or SparklingGoblin.

    Why not name them things like the DogShitCrew and ShitLickers?

    There go any bragging rights a kudos right away.

    "Hey I hacked them, I'm part of the ChickenButtKisser group"

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I was soooo hoping you meant they were Arrested when you said Fingered.

    I agree with the other two on names for the scum bag criminals.

    Any group that attacks a hospital should be named Child killers, or Unethical Scum, not the coolish game type names.

    This isn't a game, it's peoples lives and their lives work these scum destroy, call it exactly what it is; Pathetic leaches on hard working people.

    1. Clausewitz 4.0

      Re: Finger

      Remember, It's just a game. Just some games are dangerous, I can name a few I used to play:

      - Russian Roulette

      - Stab Between the fingers game (Knife game)

      If you don't like dangerous games, at least respect others who like it !

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: I can name a

        Russian Roulette,and Knife game are both irrelevant for comparison purposes, since they harm only the active player; whereas the "TurdBasket" [1] malware crowd only harm others.

        [1] l like the idea of the naming game suggested above, though :-)

        1. Clausewitz 4.0

          Re: I can name a

          By "TurdBasket" malware, are you implying some people's code are not real?

          If that is the case, I am sorry to disappoint you. Some people's code and capabilities are very real.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: are you implying some people's code are not real?


            By addressing them by an insulting name, I wish to imply that I have a low opinion of their worthless and unpleasant activities.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder why there's even a C&C server to begin with. Surely some kind of C&C blockchain containing authenticated (by a private key only the possessors of the network would have) orders should be distributed peer to peer until the nodes gather a consensus on what their orders are?

    1. Clausewitz 4.0

      This kind of C&C already exist, except for the consensus part.


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