On October23rd, 2017, NIC ASIA BANK was hijacked by cyber criminals via their SWIFT system. These hackers somehow managed to exploit Banking Information Security of Nepal. The attack took place during the Public holiday i.e. (TIHAR VACATION) where all banks were closed all over the country.
The Deputy Spokesperson for Nepal Rastriya Bank Rajendra Pandit stated that “We, however, have not been able to confirm the amount of money that has been illegally transferred through multiple small transactions via SWIFT”.
Authorities are still unaware about the money that were stolen by manipulating swift transfer from small accounts.
For more details visit the link from Kathmandu Post below: