North Korea may have been behind last year’s $81 million heist at the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence. According to a new report from Kaspersky Labs, a cyber security firm, there is digital evidence that Lazarus, a group linked to the heist, used a direct connection from an IP address in North Korea to a European server, which ultimately was behind controlling the systems used in the heist. “The first

connections made on the day of configuration were coming from a few VPN/proxy servers indicating a testing period for the C&C server; however, there was one short connection on that day which was coming from a very rare IP address range in North Korea,” the report said. “This was another artefact pointing at a possible origin of the Lazarus group or at least some of its members.” MORE