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Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81m heist

Bangladesh's central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank over its role in one of the world's biggest cyber heists two years ago.


Ex-bank manager to face cyber heist charges

A former Bangladesh Bank manager faces charges relating to fraudulent requests for nearly $1?billion sent from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Apr 18, 2017

Hackers disclose NSA bank transfers monitoring

Hackers release documents and files that cyber security experts said indicated the NSA had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system.

Apr 12, 2017

SWIFT introduces tool to spot fraudulent messages

The interbank messaging service hopes its new security tool will restore trust in the system after millions of dollars were stolen in cyber raids.

Dec 13, 2016

Swift confirms new cyber thefts, hacking tactics

Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February's heist of $81 million.


Insiders negligent in Bangladesh bank heist

A Bangladesh government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist found five officials from its central bank guilty of carelessness.

Sep 22, 2016

Banks urged to tighten SWIFT security

The world's biggest central banks have told regulators that banks must tighten security around their SWIFT messaging systems.

Aug 31, 2016

SWIFT discloses more cyber thefts

The global financial messaging system uncovers new hacks as it pressures member banks to comply with security procedures.


Cyber-heist transfers first rejected, then approved

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York blocked requests from a Bangladesh Bank account, but later approved them upon resubmission.

May 31, 2016

Possible insider role in Bangladesh bank heist

Bangladesh Bank officials may have been involved in a brazen theft of $81 million, says a government-appointed panel.

May 24, 2016

Swift regroups after bank heists

The international banking co-operation is urgently piecing its reputation back together after the Bangladesh Bank heist.


Parties at centre of $81m heist will cooperate

After weeks of accusations over who is to blame for the $81 million stolen from a Bangladesh bank account, the parties pledge cooperation.

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