Governor quits over $81m heist from Bangladesh central bank

Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank and transferred US$81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to casinos in the Philippines between Feb 4 and 5.

Governor quits over $81m heist from Bangladesh central bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

Bangladesh's central bank chief resigned on Tuesday, the finance minister said, after hackers stole $81 million from the nation's foreign reserves in an audacious cyber-heist that has hugely embarrassed the government.

"He called me yesterday and I've asked him to resign. And he has resigned today," minister A.M.A Muhith told AFP, referring to the Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman.

 

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