'Silence' Trojan Mimics Carbanak to Spy, Steal from Banks

A new Trojan, dubbed Silence, has been identified that leverages techniques similar to Carbanak, which allowed crooks to steal about $1 billion over a two-year period from 100 banks in 30 countries. The goal of this new attack is to steal from banks themselves, rather than from the banks’ customers. Presence on the banks' networks is gained by tricking employees with spearphishing emails, using email addresses from organizations that have been infected previously. From there, the criminals monitor victims through screen recording, data exfiltration, and remote control access. Adaptive endpoint protection and continuous social engineering and phishing training can help banks protect against threats such as these. 

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