In a Swift Response, SWIFT Denies Own Systems Compromised

In a Swift Response, SWIFT Denies Own Systems Compromised

SWIFT says its own systems have never been compromised by hackers.

Brussels-based SWIFT said late last year digital heists were becoming increasingly prominent as hackers use more sophisticated tools and techniques to launch new attacks.

In December, hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT system, and digital thieves made off with $81 million from Bangladesh Bank in February 2016.

SWIFT has declined to disclose the number of attacks or identify any victims, but details on some cases have become public, including attacks on Taiwan’s Far Eastern International Bank (2845.TW) and Nepal’s NIC Asia Bank.

Recall that earlier last week we reported that unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles ($6 million) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday.

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