Steal This Show S04E07: ‘Bangladesh Bank Heist, Part 1

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Today we bring you the first part of our special Steal This Show podcast series "Advanced Persistent Threat," which takes a closer look at the 2016 Bangladesh Bank Heist. Cheryl Biswas, Strategic Threat Intel Analyst in Cyber Security at a Big Four consulting firm, provides some key insights.

Had it succeeded, the Bangladesh Bank Heist would easily have been the biggest bank robbery in history.

It was carried out almost entirely in the digital realm, using a variety of exploits and malware, in order to leverage access to the SWIFT banking network and the US Federal Reserve.

In Part One, we look at exactly what happened in the Bangladesh heist, and walk through how it was carried out. To help us through the complex story, we hear from Cheryl Biswas, Strategic Threat Intel Analyst in Cyber Security at a Big Four consulting firm.

After covering the how of the robbery, we consider whether trusted systems like SWIFT can remain secure in an information environment replete with radically heterogeneous, eminently hackable device

Cheryl Biswas wishes to make clear that she speaks here on her own behalf Her views do not represent those of her employer.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing crypto, privacy, copyright and file-sharing developments. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary, and analysis.

Host: Jamie King

Guest: Cheryl Biswas

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Lucas Marston
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Eric Barch

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