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Bangladesh central bank governor resigns over heist

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 14:49

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Bangladesh's central bank governor Atiur Rahman said on Tuesday he had resigned after US$81 million was stolen from the bank's account at the New York Fed in one of the largest cyber heists in history.

[DHAKA] Bangladesh's central bank governor Atiur Rahman said on Tuesday he had resigned after US$81 million was stolen from the bank's account at the New York Fed in one of the largest cyber heists in history.

Mr Rahman told Reuters that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had accepted his resignation.

Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank and transferred US$81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to casinos in the Philippines between Feb 4 and Feb 5.

REUTERS

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