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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#819 SWIFT to unveil new security plan in the wake of Bangladesh heist
After learning how the organisation worked, the group of cyberattackers stole the Bangladeshi bank's SWIFT code and made a series of transaction requests for cash to be sent from the country's New York-based account to entities across Asia, mainly the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

The group had installed malware in systems at the banks' Dharka headquarters, which allowed them to spend several weeks spying upon the bank's systems and processes.

The breach was uncovered by accident, with an alert only raised as a result of a small spelling error on one of the transactions which blocked other queries that had not yet been processed.
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#819 SWIFT to unveil new security plan in the wake of Bangladesh heist
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