Bangladesh bank official's computer was hacked to carry out $81 million heist: diplomat

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Posted: May 19, 2016 1:06 AM

MANILA (Reuters) - The computer of a Bangladesh central bank official was hacked to carry out one of the largest cyber heists in history, a Bangladesh diplomat said on Thursday.

John Gomes, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines, told a Philippine panel investigating how the stolen $81 million from Bangladesh central bank ended up in Manila, the hackers were neither Filipino or Bangladeshi.

There is also no evidence directly linking anyone in Bangladesh to the cyber heist, Gomes said.

(Reporting by Reju Gopalakrishnan and Manuel Mogato; Editing by Robert Birsel)