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  • SUST website hacking

    SUST website back after hack

    Authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) recover their website after it was hacked last night.

  • CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: US officials

    Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency's use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, US intelligence and law enforcement officials say.

  • Russian hackers steal millions of email accounts

    A new report shows that hackers from Russia have obtained login credentials for more than 272.3 million email accounts, which are now available for sale in Russia’s criminal underworld.

  • 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.

  • BB fund: Fed could but failed to stop cyber heist

    It seems, had the Federal Reserve Bank of New York been cautious about financial transactions, the hacked funds of Bangladesh Bank could easily be stopped from being transferred to banks in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, and from there to the pockets of the hackers.

  • 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.

  • Conduct thorough probe

    US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney has raised some serious questions about the New York Federal Reserve Bank's actions regarding the $101-million heist from the Bangladesh Bank account.

  • Hunt on for the heist bug

    US cyber security firm FireEye, which is charging Bangladesh Bank $400 an hour to probe the $101 million heist, is hunting for a malware that it believes is still hiding in the bank's network.

  • BB sues unidentified persons for reserve heist

    Bangladesh Bank files a case against unidentified persons under money laundering prevention act for the recent heist of US$101 million from BB account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • Atiur Rahman resigns as Bangladesh Bank governor

    Quitting out of moral responsibility: Atiur

    Atiur Rahman, who resigned as Bangladesh Bank governor this morning, says he opted to quit out of moral responsibility over the heist of US$101 million from the central bank’s account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Atiur faces heat

    Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman yesterday faced criticism from government high-ups and a number of ruling party leaders for “incompetent handling” of the cyber theft. Finance Minister AMA Muhith was furious, and hinted that the top management of the BB may see changes as the fallout of the theft of $101 million from the BB account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Muhith fumes at central bank

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said he would take action against Bangladesh Bank for keeping him in the dark for more than a month about the theft of $101 million from the BB account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The central bank came to know about the incident two days after cyber thieves stole the money from the BB account on February 4 midnight when all the BB staff went on the two-day weekly holiday, according to BB officials.

  • Forensic team examining BB computers

    A forensic team is examining all computers of the Bangladesh Bank to determine how a malware hacked into the payment system of the central bank and stole $101 million.

  • Dangerously exposed

    The recent hacking of the Bangladesh Bank system to steal at least $100 million reveals the vulnerability of the central bank's IT infrastructure, weak operational architecture and probable insider link. The heist also puts to question what kind of network architecture and firewall it has in place. Everybody is talking about malware injection into the BB system but nobody is asking how the malware could enter the supposed-to-be most robust and secure system of a central bank in the first place.

  • BB installing monitoring software

    To stop any further hacking of its network, Bangladesh Bank is installing monitoring software on all its computers that would instantly

  • Star website faces rising cyber attacks

    Several hacking attempts to deface The Daily Star's website have been tracked and blocked since early February.

  • Cybercriminals stole billions last year

    Leading international software security group Kaspersky in its recent reports on worldwide cyber crime has placed Bangladesh in the world's number one position in both mobile malware attacks and offline attacks and 19th position on online attack target.

  • Hackers bugged BB system in Jan

    Hackers installed malicious software into the Bangladesh Bank system in January, which helped them gain knowledge of the central bank's working methods before stealing some $101 million. The forensic investigation by the BB, launched soon after the February 4 digital heist, detected the presence of the malware, said finance ministry and BB officials.

  • Hackers' bid to steal $870m more foiled

    The hackers who stole Bangladesh Bank's money were on their way to pull off a heist of about $1 billion, but the banking system responded in time to stop the transfer of $870 million from the central bank's account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

  • US army shuts website after hacking

    The US army has temporarily taken down its website after a hacking attack.