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BB gets new deputy governor after cyber heist

  • Published at 01:28 pm November 15th, 2016
  • Last updated at 02:06 pm November 15th, 2016
BB gets new deputy governor after cyber heist
Deputy Secretary Razanur Huda issued the circular on Tuesday afternoon. Two posts of Bangladesh Bank fell vacant after the cyber heist of $81 million in February. In one of the biggest cyber heists in history, hackers tried to steal nearly $1bn from Bangladesh Bank’s account. They managed to transfer $81m to four accounts at Manila’s Rizal Commercial Banking Corp, which was then laundered through the city’s casinos, investigators said. Only about $18m of the fund, including $2.7m frozen by the Philippines’ casino regulator, has been accounted for. A Philippine court in September adjudged that Bangladesh Bank was the rightful owner of around $15 million surrendered by casino boss Kim Wong and his Eastern Hawaii Leisure Company.