Phishing alert: Hacking gang turns to new tactics in malware campaign

Security company warns ‘SilverTerrier’ group poses a threat to businesses.

By Danny Palmer

Off-the-shelf malware kits and mass phishing campaigns are enabling a small group of Nigerian cybercriminals to conduct hacking campaigns against targets around the world – and the threat they pose to organisations is increasing.

The group, dubbed SilverTerrier, isn’t a sophisticated operation, but has access to a number of malware families – including information stealers and remote-access trojans – which are distributed with the aim of infecting victims and stealing data.

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