Bangladesh central bank governor quits over $81 mn heist

Bangladesh Bank Governor, Atiur Rahman, speaks during the IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings, in Washington, DC, in 2014Bangladesh’s central bank chief resigned on Tuesday, after hackers stole $81 million from the nation’s foreign reserves in one of the biggest bank heists in history, the finance minister said. On Tuesday the finance minister said Atiur Rahman had stood down at his request, after revealing that the Bangladesh Bank governor failed to inform authorities of the theft for a month. On February 5, the hackers stole $81 million from an account that Bangladesh held with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and transferred the cash electronically to accounts in the Philippines.

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