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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

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.


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.

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