Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#905 US warns banks of hacking threat to Swift system
US regulators have warned banks about potential cyber attacks linked to the interbank messaging system.

The statement came two weeks after the Federal Bureau of Investigations sent a notice cautioning US banks after the hacking of Bangladesh's central bank.

The FBI message warned of a "malicious cyber group" that had already targeted foreign banks.

In February, hackers stole $81m (£56m) from Bangladesh's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The hackers used the Bangladesh central bank's Swift credentials to transfer money to accounts in the Philippines. Swift is the system banks use to exchange messages and transfer requests.

The hackers attempted to steal nearly $1bn, but several of their requests were rejected because of irregularities.
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#905 US warns banks of hacking threat to Swift system
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