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Chile to seek cybersecurity advice after hackers rob bank


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018

Visitors taking a tour at the Bank of Chile. Banco de Chile suffered a cyber heist on May 24, with most of the funds ending up in Hong Kong, Ebensperger said. — AFP

Visitors taking a tour at the Bank of Chile. Banco de Chile suffered a cyber heist on May 24, with most of the funds ending up in Hong Kong, Ebensperger said. — AFP

SANTIAGO: Chile's government and financial institutions will seek advice on cybersecurity practices from an unnamed international organisation after hackers robbed US$10mil (RM39.95mil) from the country's second-largest commercial bank, its finance minister said.

Banco de Chile suffered a cyber heist on May 24, with most of the funds ending up in Hong Kong, the bank's chief executive Eduardo Ebensperger said over the weekend. The hackers initially used a virus as a distraction, prompting the bank to shut 9,000 computers in branches across the country to protect customer accounts.

   

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