Eight Lankans in Bangladesh’s cyber theft

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 9:33

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Investigators in Bangladesh has identified eight Sri Lankans along with 12 Philippine nationals to be involved in the cyber heist from its central bank.

According to reports the newly identified suspects had received some payments from the heist, and not the real hackers.

‘The hackers breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems between Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 and tried to steal nearly $1 billion from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

‘Most of the payments were blocked but $81 million was routed to accounts in the Philippines and diverted to casinos there.

‘Another $20 million was sent to a company in Sri Lanka but the transfer was reversed because the hackers misspelled the name of the firm, raising a red flag at the routing bank,’ agencies reports.



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