13 Oct 2017
Hackers continue to target the SWIFT bank messaging system, though security controls instituted after last year’s $81 million (60.96 million pounds) heist at Bangladesh’s central bank have helped thwart many of those attempts, a senior SWIFT official told Reuters.
“Attempts continue,” said Stephen Gilderdale, head of SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme, in a phone interview. “That is what we expected. We didn’t expect the adversaries to suddenly disappear.”
The disclosure underscores that banks remain at risk of cyber attacks targeting computers used to access SWIFT almost two years after the February 2016 theft from a Bangladesh Bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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