The Black Hand is a Helghast terrorist organization active within Vekta City as of 2381. They were led by Vladko Tyran. After Tyran's death the organization quickly fell apart as key members were captured. It can be considered disbanded.
The Black Hand are a Helghast sub-faction consisting of radicals, fanatics, and former military troops who greatly despise the Vektans for destroying Helghan and causing untold amounts of death and destruction. They are also at odds with the New Helghan Government due to them seeking peace with their former foes rather than taking revenge on the Vektans.
As a terrorist organization, they possess older, lower-tech equipment. An example being that during one of their attacks, some of their members were shown equipped with infiltration projectors, which allowed them to disguise themselves as ISA Marines (However these projectors were older models, thus for them to properly work, it was required to have several of these projectors strapped across their body in order for them to achieve efficiency). Also, most of their weapons are old surplus from the Second Extrasolar War. The organization has a large amount of influence in the Slums of New Helghan, as stated when two security officers discuss the group in audio logs.
The Black Hand bombed the VSA headquarters and other locations in Vekta City (such as the docks), and even captured the Railways in a bid to bomb the central hub.
Their primary goal is to destabilize the peace between the Vektans and the Helghast refugees. They are armed and funded in part by Jorhan Stahl and incorporate several Helghast regiments that turn against Chancellor Hera Visari.
- An organization named the Black Hand has existed in real life, as a secret society in Serbia. They were the primary cause for World War One, after they assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
- The Black Hand are the insurgent class for the Helghast in Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer.