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Silence’s Truebot malware installed Grace

Updated on 2022-12-12

Back in 2020, several security firms claimed that a financially-motivated hacking group named Silence might have connections to EvilCorp, a Russian cybercrime cartel that was sanctioned by the US government. In a report published last week, Cisco Talos says they’ve seen attacks where the Silence gang’s Truebot malware installed Grace (aka FlawedGrace and GraceWire), a malware strain formally linked to the EvilCorp gang, further supporting claims that Silence and EvilCorp are either the same or working together. Further supporting their claims, Talos researchers also noted that in some of these attacks, the intruders also deployed the Clop ransomware, another favorite of the EvilCorp (TA505) gang. Read more:


TrueBot, developed by a Russian-speaking hacker group Silence, has infected 1,500 systems worldwide to deploy the Teleport exfiltration tool, Cl0p ransomware, and other tools – noted researchers. Read more: Clop Ransomware Uses Viral ‘Truebot’ Malware to Access Networks

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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