Lack of firewall at Bangladesh Central Bank blamed for 80M$ cyber theft

Apr
23

Last month the Bangladesh Central Bank got hit by hackers who managed to get away with 80M$. If it wasn't for a spelling mistake in one of the fake transactions the total amount could have been 1B$... Apart from the amounts not very newsworthy unfortunately.


But this is: a local security audit has now found that the SWIFT infrastructure used for the theft was not separated from the rest of the bank's network. No firewall, no VLAN's,... Oh my...

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