Level 10
Malware Tester
The activity of the advanced hacker group the researchers call Silence has increased significantly over the past year. Victims in the financial sector are scattered across more than 30 countries and financial losses have quintupled.

The group started timidly in 2016, learning the ropes by following the beaten by other hackers. Since then, it managed to steal at least $4.2 million, initially from banks in the former Soviet Union, then from victims in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Researchers at Group-IB, Singapore-based cybersecurity company specializing in attack prevention, tracked Silence early on and judged its members to be familiar with white-hat security activity.