Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 10, 2016

Hacker's Typo Helped Stop A Billion Dollar Bank Heist

It is pretty damn sad that, if it wasn't for this typo, crooks would have made off with ten times more than the $80 million they already nabbed.

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed, banking officials said. Unknown hackers still managed to get away with about $80 million, one of the largest known bank thefts in history.