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Advanced Hackers Increase Scope of Bank Attacks

Hackers do not need computer science geniuses to carry out successful cyber-attacks or scams, with many attacks relying on the work and malware developed by previous threat actors. When a seemingly advanced hacker group which uses its own tools begins to attack financial institutions warning flags should and are often raised. This is the case regarding Silence, a hacker group specializing in stealing funds from financial institutions, has significantly ramped up operations targeting banks from over 30 countries. This has resulted in the group causing a sharp increase in financial losses suffered by organizations across the globe. Researchers at Group-IB, Singapore-based cybersecurity company specializing in attack prevention, have been tracking Silence since its timid birth in 2016. The security firm has released two comprehensive reports tracking and analyzing the group’s attacks. The first report published ...

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