Another series of SWIFT-enabled hack attacks against a bank has come to light, following the theft of $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh and SWIFT warning that other banks are also being targeted.
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The theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank was "part of a wider and highly adaptive campaign targeting banks," SWIFT warns its 11,000 customers. Investigators say signs point to the same attackers having hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014.