BB cyber heist

Published:  02:17 AM, 11 February 2019

Court again seeks CID report


A Dhaka court yesterday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) again to submit its report by March 13 on a case filed over the incident of cyber heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank's account in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after Md Raihan Uddin Khan, additional superintendent of CID and also the investigation officer of the case, failed to submit the probe report on Sunday.

International robbers stole $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank account with the Federal Reserve Bank through fraudulent instructions against their target of about $1 billion in February 2016.Although, some $20 million was recovered from a Sri Lankan bank, $81 million, which landed in Manila-based RCBC, could not be recovered.

Most of the money transferred to the Philippines went to four personal accounts, held by individuals.Bangladesh has so far recovered around $18 million of the $81 million transferred to the Philippines. It was later suspected that Dridex malware was used for the attack.


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