The hacker group is trying to attack the banks of different countries of the world to loot money. Bangladesh Bank issued a warning on August 27 about the group's attack attempt in Bangladesh. The warning was issued based on multiple US intelligence reports. After Bangladesh Bank's warning, banks have taken various measures to prevent cyber attacks. Also limited online and ATM (Automated Teller Machine) services.
Extorting money from banks is the main goal of the attackers. Because of this, the banks of the country are in panic. Hackers have tried to attack the country, and it has been found. Three Internet Protocol (IP) malware viruses have been detected in the country.
One of the malware found in the networks of three organizations in Bangladesh is FastCash 2.0. Now SERT officials fear that the malware will spread through the network of Internet service providers. Monitoring of the detected malware showed that the hacker group was trying to probe Point of Sales (POS), ATM transactions and money status at ATMs.
ICT Ministry of Bangladesh is already alert about this matter. The Ministry has directed the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to take necessary action.