Taiwanese investigation team here to probe bank hacking

Published : 9:00 am  October 13, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (179) reads | 

By Darshana Sanjeewa   

Two Taiwanese detectives and an official from Taiwan Far Eastern International Bank arrived in Sri Lanka to probe the incident where USD 1.1 million was transferred to a personal account of a local individual from the aforesaid bank after its systems were hacked into this week.  

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that these officials had ar

rived on Wednesday (11) night and they would assist the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Sri Lanka to probe the fraud. 

Earlier, the Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said that it was preparing to send investigators to Sri Lanka to seek further details on the arrest of two suspects accused of helping hackers steal millions of US dollars from the Taiwanese bank.   

The Far Eastern International Bank was hacked into by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to Sri Lankan bank accounts of the suspects.   

Litro Gas Lanka Ltd Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe and another were arrested by the CID in connection with the illegal transfer of funds last week.