Swift Warns of New Hacker Attack on Bank After Bangladesh Heist

Trista Kelley reports:

Swift, the inter-bank messaging system embroiled in one of the largest cyber heists in history, warned customers that hackers have struck again, attacking a commercial bank client that it didn’t name.

The details of a second hack follow a cyber theft in February, when more than $80 million was stolen from Bangladesh’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Swift last month warned users last month that it was aware of several similar attacks.

This time, the hackers used malware to target a PDF reader used by the customer to check its statement messages, Swift said on Friday. It didn’t say whether it suspected the same hackers or whether more money was taken.

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