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Hackers tried to steal USD 951 million from Bangladesh bank

Hackers tried to withdraw USD 951 million

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Dhaka/New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI/BNN): Bangladesh's central bank has said that hackers tried to withdraw USD 951 million from its U.S. bank account.

Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of the Bangladesh Bank, and transferred USD 81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to casinos in the Philippines between February 4 and February 5, Reuters quoted the bank, as saying in a statement.

"I am very much unhappy about the handling of the issue," Finance Minister of Bangladesh Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said.

Recently, software security group Kaspersky also stated that Bangladesh is top among countries in mobile malware attacks and other cyber crimes.

Kaspersky also noted that it registered about two million notifications about attempted 'malware' infections (malicious software) that aimed to steal money via online access to bank accounts. (ANI)

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