SWIFT reported a similar conclusion of $81 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh hacked.


International interbank system of information transfer SWIFT reported about the hacker attack similar to the one that led to the withdrawal of $81 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh. By words a press-Secretary SWIFT Natasha de Teran, at this time, the attack was subjected to a commercial Bank, reports Reuters. What kind of organization involved and whether the attack is successful, SWIFT said.

In a statement the company said that the attackers showed “a deep and advanced understanding of the particular operational management in the affected banks. According to SWIFT, it could be as an internal or external attack, and combination thereof.

According to experts, which refers to the company, the second case of a cyber attack indicates that theft in the Bangladeshi Central Bank “was not an isolated incident, but part of a broad and extremely flexible campaigns focused on banks”.

As previously reported, a vulnerability in SWIFT could allow hackers to withdraw funds of the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Presumably, the attackers were able to use malware to control client software, the so-called Alliance Access. It could allow them to erase the record of unauthorized translations. As he wrote to Bloomberg, the Central Bank and did find the withdrawal immediately, because his employees only the next day found out that the exchange program with SWIFT terminal does not respond to commands. The company recognized that this provision was repeatedly subjected to attacks, but said the lack of responsibility for what happened.

The company noted that in the case with the second attack of its messaging system has not been compromised. The hackers ‘ actions have affected so-called PDF reader that allows the Bank to check the messages with the statements.