bangladesh bank account hacking

BB unlikely to extend FireEye contract for heist probe

Bangladesh's central bank is unlikely to extend the contract of US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate the electronic theft of $81 million of its money, sources at the bank say, citing high costs as one of the factors.

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

BB still waits to get back $66m in stolen money

Two years have gone by since the Bangladesh Bank cyber heist, but Bangladesh could not bring back the major chunk of the $81 million wired to the Philippines from BB's account with the New York Fed.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

BB unlikely to extend FireEye contract for heist probe

Bangladesh's central bank is unlikely to extend the contract of US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate the electronic theft of $81 million of its money, sources at the bank say, citing high costs as one of the factors.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Farashuddin wants further probe

The government should carry out further investigation to find out whether the suspected Bangladesh Bank officials were really involved in the $101 million cyber heist, says Mohammed Farashuddin, head of the three-member body that probed the theft.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Govt probe hints at BB officials' links

A government panel probing the $101 million Bangladesh Bank heist blamed the theft on SWIFT again and hinted for the first time at the involvement of central bank officials in its final report submitted yesterday.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

NY Fed, BB, SWIFT to work jointly

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bangladesh Bank and SWIFT have vowed to work together to recover the $81 million that Bangladesh lost in a reserve heist three months ago.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

NY Fed feared cyber attacks before BB heist

In the years leading up to hackers stealing $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, senior Fed security officials examined the risk of such an attack - but judged the prospect unlikely, bank sources said.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

BB heist: Govt determined to take steps against all, says Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that the government is determined to bring all those involved in stealing money from the central bank’s account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York – be it foreigners and local.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

BB's instant steps helped avert large scale heist

Bangladesh Bank's prompt actions averted large scale hacking into its account with the New York Fed, Prime Minister Sheikh

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Bangladesh will get stolen funds back: Philippine justice dept

The Department of Justice (DOJ) assures that the money stolen by hackers from the Bangladesh Bank will be returned to its government as soon as possible but procedures have to be followed.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Philippine banks seen to address vulnerabilities vs fraud

Philippine banks are seen to reexamine vulnerabilities to potential fraudsters in order to avoid a repeat of the $81-million money-laundering scandal that has now become a global spectacle.