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Silence – a new Trojan attacking financial organizations

01
Nov
2017
Silence – a new Trojan attacking financial organizations

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In September 2017, we discovered a new targeted attack on financial institutions. Victims are mostly Russian banks but we also found infected organizations in Malaysia and Armenia.

The attackers were using a known but still very effective technique for cybercriminals looking to make money: gaining persistent access to an internal banking network for a long period of time, making video recordings of the day to day activity on bank employees’ PCs, learning how things work in their target banks, what software is being used, and then using that knowledge to steal as much money as possible when ready.

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