$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack

22 Apr

Hackers managed to steal $80m (£56m) from Bangladesh’s central bank because it skimped on network hardware and security software, reports Reuters. The bank had no firewall and used second-hand routers that cost $10 to connect to global financial networks. Better security and hardware would have hampered the attackers, Reuters said, quoting an official investigator. The hackers aimed to steal $1bn but made mistakes that led to the theft being spotted and stopped.

Source: $10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack – BBC News

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