Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have been monitoring an ongoing cyber-attack dubbed “Silence” that is primarily targeting Russian banks. The attack is also affecting Malaysian and Armenian financial institutions.
The attack is initiated by first gaining access to an email account of an employee that works in a financial institution. Once the account is accessed, the attacker will then conduct a spear phishing campaign against the other employees.
At the time of this being written, there is no information on which banks are being targeted or how much has been stolen.