NRB effortful to retrieve money transferred by hackers

Posted on: October 24, 2017 | views: 7248

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of Nepal, said that it is making utmost efforts to retrieve the money amounting to over Rs 400 million transferred to various banks abroad by hackers using SWIFT from NIC Asia Bank.

Some unidentified hackers broke into the Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication (SWIFT), an international payment network, at the NIC Asia Bank in Kathmandu, and had siphoned off the amount from there during the Tihar festival.

Hackers were learnt to have transferred the amount to eight banks in six countries.  

According to the Joint-Spokesperson at the NRB, Rajendra Pandit, NRB has asked the domestic banks to make efforts to retrieve the amount transferred abroad.