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Hacking in BB again, no damage done
The e-mail ID of Bangladesh Bank (BB) has been hacked and false mail sent to different commercial banks using the Central Bank\'s mail ID, sources said.

Executive Director of BB Subhankar Saha told media that they have got a suspicious mail on Monday after the occurrence of the hacking incidence at Foreign Currency Division on March 14.

All the sections of the Central Bank have already been informed not to open or forward any suspicious mail to anyone, he said.

After the hacking the mail ID of Foreign Currency Division, many mails were sent to different commercial banks and financial institutions even also from other mail IDs of BB from 8:00 pm on March 14.

But the hacker could not steal money or information from any banks of the country as BB has taken different cautionary steps.

BB governor Fazle Kabir in a directive asked IT section of the Central Bank to go through the matter, Subhankar Saha informed. Besides, the Central Bank has also informed the matter to the Ministry of Finance.

BB, in a letter to the Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and ICT sought help for detail enquiry of hacking incident. System Manager of ICT Operation wing of BB, Muhammad Ishaq Mia issued the letter on March 15.

However, the government is yet to publish the enquiry report of US $100 million dollar stolen from the reserve of Bangladesh Bank. Meanwhile, the second hacking incident occurred again in the Central Bank.
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