Hackers’ activity in Kathmandu
With the latest ATM heist in Kathmandu compromising Nepal Electronic Payment System (NEPS), we have another HACTIVITY in Nepal Agricultural Development Bank now.
Firstly, the primary investigation shows that the hackers looted 4 Crore 73 Million Rupees from Nepal Agricultural Development Bank Lahan Branch on 22 September 2019 hacking the system.
5 Billion Hacking Plan revealed!
According to Police Crime division, African based citizen called Peter (Kale) who was planing to hack massive amounts (5 Billion -पाँच अर्ब) from the different Banks and Financial institutions in Nepal. For this he had created local agents using Whatsapp chat tempting to provide 15- 20% commission. He was operating his team from Mumbai India.
Police have arrested 12 people from Kathmandu in connection with the cyber heist in the Nepal Agricultural Development Bank.
it is said that the looted money transferred India using Hundee.
The investigation is going one. Yet we do not have any conclusion whether there is involvement of internal employees from the bank or not, said the bank team.
Moreover, There might be very high chance of compromising Maker/Checker accounts and password in this case using VPN connection.
Anyway, the looted money do not belongs to any customers. And the accounts has been already suspended, said Mr. Paudel.
Similarly, SSP Thapa & his team along with NRB experts working on it for further investigation details. Nepal Police Cyber crime team and Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) expert are jointly investigating for further process.
Also, check out my previous post “Recent ATM heist in Kathmandu” in [Hacker news] categories.
Shree is based in Butwal, Nepal. Shree holds a degree in M.Sc. (IT) and began working at New Horizons, Nepal Center in 2007-2012. After that Shree contributes to various reputed firms in Kathmandu with his years’ of experiences in Teaching, IT administration, Management and Consulting Services especially in Payment/Software industries (IT infrastructures and Security solution). Check about page for details!