FBI to assist probe into $81 million Bangladesh heist

Mar 21, 2016

FBI to assist probe into $81 million Bangladesh heist

Bangladesh police met an official of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Dhaka on Sunday to try to track down culprits in an attempted $951 million cyber heist from the country’s central bank. Initial investigations aim to identify the origin of a ...

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Mar 19, 2016

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Bangladesh has formally sought assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cyber crooks who stole $81 million from its central bank’s U.S. account, the interior minister said on Saturday. Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank in ...

Mar 18, 2016

Philippine bankers in Bangladesh heist say they 'feared for lives'

A Philippine banker shifted $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank into various accounts because she feared for her life, her colleague told a parliamentary investigation on Thursday. Maia Deguito, manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) branch in Manila’s financial district could ...

Mar 15, 2016

Thai trafficking trial opens amid fears for witnesses

The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in Thai jungle, began in Bangkok on Tuesday and the attorney-general’s office said it would be over within a year amid fears about the safety of witnesses. Traffickers ...

Dec 10, 2015

Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook; WhatsApp, Viber still not allowed

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition ...