SL’s name among countries which received money in Far Eastern International Bank hacking

SL’s name among countries which received money in Far Eastern International Bank hacking

SL’s name among countries which received money in Far Eastern International Bank hacking

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

08 Oct, 2017 | 3:28 pm

The Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan has revealed that it has been hacked earlier in the week.

Through the malware, hackers conducted virtual transactions to move funds totaling nearly US$60 million from Far Eastern clients’ accounts to foreign destinations such as Sri Lanka, Cambodia and the US.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department in Sri Lanka has launched an investigation into a sum of 1.1 million USD which has allegedly been credited to a private account in the Bank of Ceylon from Far Eastern International Bank.

One person was arrested when a sum of eight million rupees was to be withdrawn from the aforementioned bank account. The suspect was produced in court and was remanded until Wednesday.

A senior official at the CID said, it is investigating CCTV footage of the bank to identify another individual who was accompanied by the suspect.

Watch News 1st prime time news tonight for the latest development on this international money laundering report.

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