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‘Silence’ Trojan Mimics Carbanak to Spy, Steal from Banks

November 2, 2017

Attackers break into financial organizations and stay there to record employees’ activities, steal data, and use it to steal, similar to the Carbanak group.

A new attack targeting financial institutions is leveraging techniques similar to those used by the Carbanak hacker group, report Kaspersky Lab researchers. The “Silence group,” as it’s being called, deploys the Silence Trojan after spending long periods of time in a target organization.

The goal is not to target the banks’ customers, but the banks themselves, for financial gain.

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