A Dhaka court today directed Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit by February 10 the probe report on the case filed over the cyber heist of $101 million from the account of Bangladesh Bank in 2016 -- one of the biggest cyber crimes in the world. Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yeasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after the investigation officer of the case failed to submit the probe report yesterday.
Unidentified hackers stole $101 million from Bangladeshs central bank account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York by using fake orders on the SWIFT payments system in February 2016.
Later, $81 million was sent to accounts in Manila-based Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), from where it disappeared into the casino industry in the Philippines.
So far, Bangladesh was able to retrieve $15 million from the Philippines. $20 million was sent to a bank in Sri Lanka which Bangladesh also recovered.