Silence: The cyber-crime group Silence has been active again, targeting financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, researchers have flagged thousands of notifications of attacks on major financial institutions throughout the region. The malware used, as well as the timeline of the activity on the victim’s systems, indicate that the campaign is likely being run by Silence. The attacks were first detected during the first week of January 2020 and indicated that the group may be entering the final stage of their operation, which will result in the cashing out of funds.
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