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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#847 Bangladesh Bank officials perhaps played a part in $81m heist
Officials of Bangladesh Bank may have been involved in the calculated theft of $81 million from its account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the head of a government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist has told reporters.

After learning how the organisation worked, the group of cyber attackers broke into the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank in February and issued instructions through the SWIFT network to transfer $951 million of its deposits held at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

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