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SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh Bank exposed to hackers: police

They are believed to have introduced vulnerabilities when connecting financial network to country's first RTGS system

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Officials of Bangladesh Bank (above) have said they believed SWIFT, and the New York Fed, bear some responsibility for the US$81 million cyber heist in February.

Dhaka

BANGLADESH'S central bank became more vulnerable to hackers when technicians from SWIFT, the global financial network, connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months before a US$81 million cyber heist, Bangladeshi police and a bank official alleged.