Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#728 Police allege SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh bank vulnerable
Bangladeshi police this week alleged that technicians associated with the financial network SWIFT introduced vulnerabilities that made it easier for hackers to infiltrate the systems of Bangladesh Bank and carry out a massive heist.

Earlier this year hackers used stolen credentials to inject malware into the bank’s SWIFT, or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, network and made off with $81 million.

According to a report from Reuters on Monday, officials with the country’s law enforcement agency are blaming technicians with the network for introducing weaknesses into the network when it was first connected to Bangladesh’s first real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system last year.
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