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Hackers stalked Bangladesh bank for two weeks before big heist


Hackers who stole $101 million from Bangladesh's central bank stalked its computer systems for almost two weeks beforehand, according to an interim investigation report seen by Bloomberg. Prepared for Bangladesh Bank by cyber security firms FireEye Inc and World Informatix, the assessment offers a tantalising glimpse into how cyber criminals can use banks' own systems against them. The cyber companies say the thieves deployed malware on servers housed at the central bank to make payments seem genuine. The report cast the unidentified hackers as a sophisticated group who sought to ...

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First Published: Sat, March 19 2016. 21:19 IST