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Taiwan investigation team to probe US $60 million bank cyber theft

A team of Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) investigators arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday to probe the cyber heist where hackers illegally transferred about 60 million US dollars from a leading bank in Taiwan to two bank accounts in Sri Lanka.

Two CIB investigators and an official from Far Eastern International arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday night to probe the theft, the police media spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The Taiwanese officials were scheduled to meet with officers of Sri Lanka Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today, and commence the investigation.

Sri Lanka police have arrested two suspects in connection with the theft and Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday remanded the suspects until October 25.

 

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