Federal Prosecutors Think North Korea Stole $81 Million From NY Federal Reserve

By Daniel Lang

In February of 2016, hackers managed to gain access to the Bangladesh Central Bank. They proceeded to issue about three dozen requests to withdraw money from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York amounting to $951 million. By sheer luck, the Federal Reserve managed to stop the transaction after only $101 million had been sent ($20 million was later recovered). To date, the culprits of this heist haven’t been caught.

However, federal prosecutors think they have an idea who was responsible. They’re building a case that points the finger at unknown individuals in North Korea, as well as several Chinese middlemen who they think helped North Korea orchestrate the heist. Though the U.S. seems to think that the North Korean government was involved, there may not be any charges against any specific North Korean officials. If true, this would mark the first time that a nation state has tried to rob a central bank of another country outside of war.

On the other hand, some of the federal officials who are working on the case think that someone else is involved. They suspect that the hackers modified the code that was used by the Sony hackers in 2014, to make it look like North Korea committed the theft.

I don’t think either situation would be too surprising. That’s the problem with North Korea. That country has such a weird and awful reputation, that you can’t put anything past them.

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4 Comments on "Federal Prosecutors Think North Korea Stole $81 Million From NY Federal Reserve"

  1. Sounds like they are looking for yet another reason to go to war…

  2. William Burke | March 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm | Reply

    That ought to keep the little dictator and his top generals in cognac for another year. VSOP!

  3. North korea is the scape goat. Stop trying to be mainstream news. Before one worries about any ‘problem’ outside of one’s nation, one will look internally for deals made to exploit the citizenry into the hegelian dialect.

  4. I see US is steadily rowing away from Russiaphobia and concentrate on China, to start with the “weakest” chain North Korea. My oh my, US, do not poke the North Koreans. You remember the time when you and the south of Korea started the war in Korea?
    UN/US lost. That’s is why there is a separation between South and North Korea.

    So now the “Trumpclowns” want a rehearsal of the UN-fight against the state of North Korea as a warming up for a later China stage?
    Does the Jesuit-Pope need more (North) Korean souls to become enslaved in his Empire?

    IMO, do not do it.

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