Friday, March 24, 2017

Did North Korea Steal $81 Million From The New York Federal Reserve Last Year?

FBI offices in Los Angeles and New York have been leading an international investigation into the February 2016 incident, in which hackers breached Bangladesh Bank's systems and withdrew money from its account at the New York Fed (seen above)

Daily Mail: Did Kim Jong-Un pull off one the biggest bank robberies in history? FBI investigates cyber-theft of $81m from central bank of Bangladesh held at the New York Federal Reserve

* Last year, $81million was stolen in cyber heist from Bangladesh Bank
* The bank held the money at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
* FBI believes that North Korea orchestrated heist with help from Chine

US prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

It would try and charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation believes that North Korea is responsible for the heist, an official briefed on the probe told Reuters.

Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the US National Security Agency, publicly suggested on Tuesday that North Korea may be linked to the incident, while private firms have long pointed the finger at the reclusive state.

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More News On Reports That North Korea Stole $81 Million From The New York Federal Reserve Last Year

US blames North Korea for $US81 million bank heist-- The Australian/WSJ
North Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist -- NYT
Prosecutors could implicate North Korea in NY Federal Reserve cyber bank heist: report -- The Hill
North Korea investigated for possible role in $81 million bank cyberheist -- CBS
US may accuse N. Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ -- CNBC
The US Thinks North Korea May Have Robbed the New York Federal Reserve -- Vanity Fair

1 comment:

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