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Hackers stole $100 million from Bangladesh Bank 's U.S. account, it says

Posted On: Mar. 9, 2016 12:00 AM CST

Officials of Bangladesh Bank said that suspected Chinese hackers have stolen about $100 million from its foreign currency account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reported

The officials said a small portion of the amount was transferred online to Sri Lanka and the rest to the Philippines banking system on Feb. 5.

A senior official of the BB bank said that part of the stolen money has been recovered from Sri Lanka.

Reuters reported that the Federal Reserve Bank has denied that its systems were hacked.

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