SWIFT 'blamed' in bank heist

Technicians with SWIFT are getting the blame for a hack in Bangladesh that cost the nation's central bank $81m.

A report from Reuters claims officials have pinned the blame for the attack on SWIFT technicians who introduced vulnerabilities into the bank's network when connecting a Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system to the SWIFT messaging system.

It is believed that those vulnerabilities were then exploited by hackers who made off with the $81m. ®

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