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Investigators from Taiwan arrive in Sri Lanka to probe bank hacking link

Business2017-10-12

By APD writer Easwaran COLOMBO, Oct. 12 (APD) -- A team of investigators from Taiwan arrived in Sri Lanka to probe a Sri Lankan link to the hacking of a bank in Taiwan, the police said on Thursday. The police said that two investigators and an official from the Taiwan had arrived in Sri Lanka. The former chairman of the state gas company in Sri Lanka, Shalila Moonesinghe had been arrested over the hacking. Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account. Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank. Two suspects were arrested last week in Sri Lanka when they tried to withdraw the money. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Easwaran

COLOMBO, Oct. 12 (APD) -- A team of investigators from Taiwan arrived in Sri Lanka to probe a Sri Lankan link to the hacking of a bank in Taiwan, the police said on Thursday.

The police said that two investigators and an official from the Taiwan had arrived in Sri Lanka.

The former chairman of the state gas company in Sri Lanka, Shalila Moonesinghe had been arrested over the hacking.

Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.

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

Two suspects were arrested last week in Sri Lanka when they tried to withdraw the money.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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