Bangladesh Bank heist used compromised SWIFT software

Apr 25, 2016

Bangladesh Bank heist used compromised SWIFT software

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems. SWIFT, a cooperative owned by ...

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Apr 3, 2016

London detectives hunt burglar nicknamed 'Wimbledon Prowler'

Cunning gentleman thieves have seduced romantics from the days of Robin Hood through to Hollywood’s heyday — and now London is transfixed by the real-life antics of the “Wimbledon Prowler.” The prolific burglar is suspected of carrying out hundreds of break-ins around one of ...

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 ...

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 ...