Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hackers Steal $81m From Bangladeshi Central Bank,But Were Caught Out In an $850m Fresh Attempt

   Hackers who attempted to steal nearly $1billion from the central bank of Bangladesh nearly made off with the money - one of the largest amounts every stolen from a bank in one go - but were caught out by a spelling mistake

Some 20 people are believed to be behind the £60 million heist ($81m), which targeted the central bank of Bangladesh  which has no firewall. 
The hackers also attempted to steal a further £600 million ($850m) but were caught out when they spelt 'foundation' as 'fandation'. If the hackers had used a dictionary, they would have made off with nearly $1 billion. 

Cyber criminals broke into Bangladesh Bank's system in early February and tried to make fraudulent transfers totalling $951 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Most of the payments were blocked, but $81 million was routed to accounts in the Philippines and diverted to casinos there. 
Most of those funds remain missing, and the masterminds behind the heist have yet to be identified.
Bangladesh police said they had identified 20 foreigners involved in the heist but said they appear to be people who received some of the payments, rather than those who initially stole the money

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