Monday, April 10, 2017
Here's the Plot for Your Next International Caper Novel
The U.S. Thinks North Korea May Have Robbed the New York Federal Reserve: Way back in February 2016, it emerged that $81 million had disappeared from the central bank of Bangladesh’s account at the New York Federal Reserve and reappeared in accounts in the Philippines, in a mysterious act of cyber-robbery that felt straight out of a Hollywood screenplay. Now it turns out that federal prosecutors who have been investigating the situation may have found both the middlemen and the heist’s masterminds—the leaders of a small nuclear-armed international pariah state on the border of China, called North Korea. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?