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Bangladesh Bank heist was state-sponsored: FBI


MNA National Desk: The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was ‘state-sponsored,’ an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday. Lamont Siller, the legal attache at the US embassy, did not elaborate but his comments in a speech in Manila are a strong signal that authorities in the United States are close to naming who carried out one of the world’s biggest cyber heists. Last week, officials in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, blamed North Korea. “We all know ...

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