Malware made by Islamabad or Pyongyang hacker used in BB heist: Investigators

Dhaka : The investigators have said that Malware made by either Pakistani or North Korean hackers were used in stealing US 101 million dollars from Bangladesh Bank account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mohammed Farashuddin, head of the committee probing the Bangladesh Bank heist, said that malware was installed at the server of the central bank, reports the Daily Star.

He said that SWIFT was primarily responsible for the hacking of the central bank reserve.

On May 9, SWIFT rejected allegations by Bangladesh officials that technicians with the global messaging system made the nation’s central bank more vulnerable to hacking before an $81 million cyber heist in February.

The remarks were in response to a Reuters story that cited Bangladeshi police and a central bank official as saying that SWIFT technicians introduced security holes into the bank’s network while connecting SWIFT to Bangladesh’s first real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system. (ANI)