Security Researcher Goes Missing After Investigating Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist

Tanvir Hassan Zoha, 34, security researcher, has gone missing just days after accusing Bangladesh's central bank officials of negligence, which facilitated the theft of over $81 million from the country's oversea accounts.

On February 5, 2016, hackers accessed the accounts of Bangladesh's central bank at the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York and tried to steal $1 billion dollars. Their attempt to transfer the money was thwarted by a simple typo, but not before managing to take $81 million.

In the investigation that followed, security researchers blamed malware and a faulty printer but at the same time said that the Bangladesh central bank officials were also to blame because of weak security procedures. The bank's governor and two deputy governors had to quit their jobs after the scandal...

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