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Report on BB reserve heist case on September 10

  • Published at 04:14 pm August 9th, 2020
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The Bangladesh Bank building at Motijheel Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune

Hackers stole $101 million from BB’s accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016

A Dhaka court has set September 10 as the day of submission of probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah postponed the date of submission since the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were unable to submit the report on Sunday

Hackers stole $101 million from BB’s accounts with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February 2016. Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in Manila and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka.


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But the transfer of $20 million to Sri Lanka failed because of a spelling error by the hackers. Later, the BB was able to retrieve about $15 million from the Philippines.

Bangladesh Bank Deputy Director (accounts and budgeting) Zobayer Bin Huda filed the case with Motijheel Police Station on March 15, 2016.

CID is currently probing the case.


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