U.S. attorney in Manhattan probes Bangladesh Bank cyber heist: source

Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is investigating the February crime, in which criminals used the SWIFT fund-transfer network to steal money from Bangladesh's central bank. The investigation by the federal prosecutor comes as the FBI and other government agencies are seeking to guard against other cyber thefts. The Federal Reserve and other financial regulators last week told banks to review cyber-security protections against fraudulent money transfers in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist.

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