Sri Lanka is among the countries to which hackers had sent the money they had stolen from a well-known commercial bank in Taiwan, the country’s cyber-crime investigation police have revealed.
A considerable sum out of the 600 million US dollars they had stolen has been credited to accounts in several commercial banks in Sri Lanka. The CID is investigating these accounts and their owners.
Among them are several accounts in the Bank of Ceylon owned by expatriate Sri Lankans. In the investigations, the CID has exposed that Sri Lanka was part of an international financial crime network run by hackers.