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Turkish Hackers Behind Six International Bank Heists

According to 'Data Breach Today' a website on cyber-security based in USA, Turkish hackers just exposed 3 Bangladeshi banks' data. The hacker group is known as Bozkurtlar and the names of three banks whose data it leaked are Trust Bank, The City Bank, and Dutch Bangla Bank. It's greatly worrying that the exposed info may've had secret customer credentials and account information.

With the latest hack, it becomes increasingly urgent that Bangladesh Bank and the government together embark on comprehensive reforms for advancing security protocols and procedures within Bangladesh's banking system. When files got leaked, it was found that they together barely weighed over 300MB as the leaked data belonged to the foremost 5 banks.

Further according to Data Breach Today, another bank, one Vietnam based commercial bank lately got hacked from the same hackers who were involved in the Bangladesh Bank fraud, associating with the way hackers within the region operated i.e. laundering the seized money out of accounts of Bangladesh Bank into Sri Lanka and the Philippines back sometime.

The other declared hack on the Commercial Bank of Ceylon occurred at far larger scale, holding more than 158,000 files and totaling a 6.97GB sized data. The data detected covered yearly bank reports to PHP files and also varied from bank financial listings to server backups. Evidently, server logs indicate that Hajiv may've been employed for hijacking the bank's computers.

A kind of toolkit for penetration testing, Hajiv is utilized to find SQL insertion nodes, that many hackers too employ. As the hack on Qatar National Bank occurred with the aid of SQL insertion vulnerability, as well as executed with Hajiv, it's likely the toolkit was utilized within each of the subsequent hacks.

In spite of the assault taking on a global scale, conspiracy inside banks itself shouldn't get overlooked; particularly considering the immense corruption which inflicts the administrative forces.

The latest data exposures requires the government of Bangladesh to even further join the countries ensnared in an effort towards tracking the masterminds responsible for the frauds and recovering all of the funds which have been moved out of the accounts of Bangladeshi citizens.

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