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Bangladesh Bank heist and Sony attack linked

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>> The devastating 2014 cyber attack on Sony pictures and one of the biggest bank heists ever at the Bangladesh Central Bank are linked. That's the explosive finding of a probe by private investigators. Reuter's Cyber Security Reporter Jim Finkle has the details.>> BAE Systems, a British defense contractor, has found evidence that malware inside of the Bangladesh Bank was created by the same group that attacked Sony in 2014.
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It's a really interesting finding because the US has accused North Korea of that attack on Sony. Pyongyang has reputed that, but it's created tension between the two countries. So now we have this possibility dangling before us. Was North Korea involved in the Bangladesh heist?>> Sony's attack came ahead of the release of this satirical comedy about the assassination of the North Korean Leader.
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And the Bangladesh bank heist in February, the hackers made of with $81 million and used the global messaging service Swift, which connects over 11,000 financial institutions and it is used when transferring funds. Analysts hired to investigate the bank heist have also found that three groups of hackers are actually still looming in that bank's system.
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Including the one who stole the money.>> Think about it. You got the nation's central bank, and there's three groups of hackers inside their computer network. They could sabotage the network. They could try other types of financial fraud. They could be spying on the country to learn about their policies or, I think in this case it's really interesting cuz we have an ongoing investigation into this attack and they can find out potentially how much the bank knows.
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They may even have access to confidential reports about the investigation.>> Although the investigators say it's unlikely that they can fraudulently transfer funds again.