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SWIFT hack investigation widens to 12 banks: report

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May
2016
SWIFT hack investigation widens to 12 banks: report

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Investigators are looking into data breaches at as many as 12 banks connected to the SWIFT messaging network, after hackers exploited weaknesses in the software to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, according to Bloomberg.

FireEye, the security firm hired by the Bangladesh Bank to investigate the heist, has been contacted by numerous other banks concerned that they’ve been breached. The other banks are primarily in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines and New Zealand.

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