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Bangladesh IT expert missing after bank heist remarks

Bangladesh Central Bank

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Bangladeshi cyber security expert has gone missing, his family said on Friday (March 18), days after he said officials at the central bank bore some responsibility for an $81 million theft from its foreign exchange account. Hackers stole the money from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on February 5 and managed to transfer it electronically to accounts in the Philippines. IT expert Tanvir Hassan Zoha, who said he was helping the government investigate the crime, told a local TV station last week that “apathy” over security at Bangladesh Bank had contributed to…

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