Taiwanese investigation team arrives To probe bank hacking

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By 2017-10-13

By Cassendra Doole

A Taiwanese bank official and two investigators arrived in the island on Wednesday night (11) in order to question two locals who assisted Taiwanese hackers.

On Monday evening (9) the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested two individuals for helping Taiwanese hackers transfer a sum of US$ 1.3 million from Taiwan's Far Eastern Bank to a Bank of Ceylon account.

According to reliable sources, the Far Eastern Bank in Taiwan was hacked with a computer virus and a sum of US$ 60 million was wired to several bank accounts in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and the United States.

Reports also stated that the Taiwan Police had recovered most of the money with the help of counterparts in other countries.

The prime suspect in this incident has been identified as the Chairman of Litro Gas Lanka. Litro Gas Lanka issued a communiqué last Tuesday (10) indicating that the company was not connected to this incident in any way.

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