BB reserve heist case probe report submission Aug 29

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:37, Jul 12, 2018 | Updated : 13:37, Jul 12, 2018

Cyber criminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion from Bangladesh Bank in February last year and made off with $81 million via an account with the New York Federal Reserve.A Dhaka court has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police to submit the investigation report over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist on Aug 29.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Moin Uddin Siddique on Thursday fixed the new date after the CID failed to submit the report on scheduled Jul 12, said the Zahidur Rahman, assistant to the general registrar of Motijheel Police Station.
Earlier on Feb 5 in 2016, unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion from the Bangladesh Bank using SWIFT code, one of the biggest bank frauds ever.
They succeeded in transferring some $81 million via an account at the New York Federal Reserve to four accounts in fake names at a branch of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) in Manila of Philippines.
Following the incident, a case was filed on Mar 15 with Motijheel Police under prevention act and Information and Communication Technology Act.