Researchers say Bangladeshi bank hacking may relate to N. Korea

AP reports:

Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.

If the finding holds up, the attacks would amount to a new strategy for the rogue nation, whose state-sponsored efforts have long been motivated by politics, not money.

Security researchers at Symantec say that the malware used in February to steal $101 million from the Bangladeshi bank’s account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is similar to that used in the past by a group known as “Lazarus.”

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