Cyberattack: SWIFT to launch new security plan #cloud #asia #bangladesh #security #hacking #swift

BangladeshTimes of India — LONDON: The SWIFT secure messaging service that underpins international banking said it plans to launch a new security programme as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)’s chief executive, Gottfried Leibbrandt will tell a financial services conference in Brussels that SWIFT will launch a five-point plan later this week.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Cyberattack-SWIFT-to-launch-new-security-plan/articleshow/52411742.cms

SWIFT let hackers in: Bangladeshi probe panel

BangladeshIT News — A Bangladesh government-appointed panel investigating the theft of US$81 million from the country’s central bank has found that international banking payments network SWIFT committed a number of mistakes in connecting up a local network. “We have shown that SWIFT made a number of errors that made it easy for the hackers,” Mohammed Farashuddin, a former governor of the Bangladeshi central, said.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/swift-let-hackers-in-bangladeshi-probe-panel-419583#ixzz48s1VE1Pa

Bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid

BangladeshWorld Bulletin — The warning about the second attack came from Swift, which oversees the financial messaging network that underpins global money transfers. Swift said the target was a commercial bank but did not name the organisation or reveal if any cash had been taken. The attack used techniques and tools resembling those used to steal cash from Bangladesh in February, it said.

http://www.worldbulletin.net/todays-news/172674/bank-cyber-attack-detected-by-swift-after-bangladesh-raid

SWIFT technicians blamed for Bangladesh bank vulnerabilities

BangladeshIT News — Bangladeshi police investigating a US$81 million (A$110 million) cyber heist on the country’s central bank have claimed errors made by SWIFT technicians left the financial institution vulnerable to attack.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/swift-technicians-blamed-for-bangladesh-bank-vulnerabilities-419270