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  • Bangladesh Bank

    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 three years ago.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    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.

  • swift

    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 attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests.

  • 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.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    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 million stolen by cyber thieves in February.

  • 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.

  • swift-logo

    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, a senior law enforcement official says.

  • 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 availability of SWIFT service."

  • '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 before a $81 million cyber heist, Bangladeshi police and a bank official allege.

  • 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 security researchers.

  • BB cyber heist: Wong returns another $4.34m

    Casino junket operator Kim Wong has returned another P200 million ($4.34 million) to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), which was believed to be part of the alleged $81million stolen funds from Bangladesh's central bank.

  • 20 foreign nationals found involved in BB fund heist: CID

    The Criminal Investigation Department of police claims to have identified 20 foreign nationals involved in the $101 million cyber theft from Bangladesh Bank fund from Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • CID finds 20 foreigners’ link in BB cyber heist

    Bangladesh's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) claims they found 20 foreigners involved in cyber heist of US$ 101 million from Bangladesh Bank's Federal Reserve Bank account, says they have found proof of negligence by central bank staff.

  • BB Cyber Heist: Wong vows to turn over another US$ 9.73m

    Casino junket operator Kim Wong promises to return to the Senate another US$ 9.73m, which was believed to be part of the alleged $81million stolen funds from the Bangladesh’s central bank.

  • Filipino trader turns over $4.6m

    Filipino businessman Kim Wong, who is tagged in the $81 million cyber heist, yesterday turned over $4.63m to the Philippines' Anti-Money Laundering Council for safekeeping with the country's central bank.

  • Filipino willing to return $14.3m

    Kim Wong, the Filipino casino operator dubbed the “missing link” in the cyber heist of $81 million in Bangladesh Bank reserves, said he is willing to return up to $14.3 million he received from two Chinese nationals linked to the stolen funds.

  • 6 Sri Lankans banned from leaving after Bangladesh bank hack

    A Sri Lankan court has banned foreign travel by six directors of a foundation that police say was supposed to have received some of the money stolen from Bangladesh central bank's account.

  • AKM Shahidul Hoque

    Cyber heist: IGP dwells on int’l agencies’ help

    Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has said if needed, help would be sought from the international agencies dealing with money laundering, for unveiling the clue to the $101 million cyber heist at Bangladesh Bank.

  • Heist: CID to hold meeting with FBI tomorrow

    The Criminal Investigation Department of police will hold a meeting with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in the city tomorrow over the heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • ‘IT expert’ Zoha goes missing

    An “IT expert”, who talked to different media as a cyber security specialist after the recent heist from Bangladesh Bank account, has been missing since Wednesday night, family claims.

  • Confusion, panic order of the day

    Confusion and panic was the order of the day at the Bangladesh Bank yesterday, a day after its governor Atiur Rahman stepped down and two deputy governors were removed hastily amid strong criticism over the central bank's handling of the $101 million cyber theft.

  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corp

    Philippine bank let fund withdrawal despite NY bank stop order

    The Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. allows the withdrawal of the bulk of the funds suspected to have been stolen by computer hackers from the Bangladeshi central bank despite having received an order from its counterpart banks abroad to stop the payment.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    Action against Bangladesh Bank: Muhith

    The finance ministry will take action against Bangladesh Bank for not informing the government formally about the bank’s $101 million cyber heist, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.