cyber heist

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

RCBC files defamation case against Bangladesh Bank

Philippine’s Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation says it filed a defamation suit against the central bank of Bangladesh for “baseless allegation” in connection with the $81-million cyber heist...

January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019

BB Cyber Heist: Malware sent to BB network thru' emails

It looked like any other email job-seekers send. The sender Rasel Ahlam attached a cover letter and a resume apparently hoping for a call for a personal interview.

December 23, 2017
December 23, 2017

Russia’s bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers

Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of...

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

Cyber attack on Union Bank of India similar to BB heist

A cyber attack on Union Bank of India last July began through an email attachment releasing malware that allowed hackers to steal the state-run bank's data, the Wall Street Journal reports.

August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016

No plan to sue Fed, SWIFT: BB

Bangladesh's central bank says it has reversed its plans to sue the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the SWIFT money transfer network, and instead intends to seek their help recovering $81...

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,...

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Probe into 2013 hack for links to central bank heist

Bangladesh police are reviewing a nearly forgotten 2013 cyber heist at the nation’s largest commercial bank for connections to February's $81 million heist at the country's central bank,...

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Cyber thieves exploit banks' faith in SWIFT transfer network

SWIFT has no rule specifically requiring client banks to report hacking thefts but says it requires customer to notify SWIFT of problems that can affect the "confidentiality, integrity, or...

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

'SWIFT technicians left BB vulnerable to hackers'

Bangladesh's central bank became more vulnerable to hackers when technicians from SWIFT, the global financial network, connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months...

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

BB heist: Attackers ‘hacked SWIFT software’

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, say...