Bangladesh Bank hackers used malware on SWIFT software
“Hackers stole $81 million in a sophisticated attack on the Bangladesh Bank in February, which makes it one of the most impressive cyber-heist in history. The hackers were planning to steal $951 million in total, using fraudulent transactions. Recently uncovered evidence revealed that poor security – $10 internet routers – offered them access to the bank’s entire infrastructure, including the SWIFT servers that are responsible for financial transactions.
A new report indicates that hackers also breached SWIFT, the backbone of the global financial system that makes possible financial transactions.