Chinese hackers were possibly behind one of the world’s biggest cyber heists, the theft of US$81mil (RM316.8mil) from the Bangladesh central bank, a senator in the Philippines said, while a Manila bank manager involved in the case said she was a pawn of senior bankers and unnamed tycoons.
Unidentified hackers stole the money from the Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in early February and funneled it through a Manila branch of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) to casinos and gambling agents in the Philippines.
“It would appear they are not Filipino hackers (but) possibly Chinese hackers,” said Ralph Recto during a Senate inquiry in the capital Manila. “They saw the vulnerability in the (Philippines) banking system or one bank.”
Original Source: The Star Online
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