Atiur terms BB’s cyber heist as technological issue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 28,2018 | Updated: 00:10, Jul 28,2018


Former Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman addresses a workshop on ‘secret of successes’ organised by Expert Academy Limited in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo

Former Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman on Friday termed the central bank’s cyber heist of foreign reserve that occurred during his tenure was very technological issue.
Replying to a question at a workshop, he made the remark and demanded punishment of the people involved even if they were among the staff members of Bangladesh Bank.
He was speaking at workshop on ‘secret of success,’ organised by Expert Academy Limited, a private training institute, at Shamsur Rahaman Auditorium of Bangla Academy.
Atiur Rahman said hacking had been taking place across the globe and cited that $1.5 million had been hacked from health accounts in Singapore last week.
‘Just after our incidence, a hacking occurred in Russia,’ he said, adding that he always avoided direct answer of the quest about the incident.
‘An investigation has been taking place since 2.5 years,’ he said, adding that authorities were yet to speak clearly about the probe result.
Replying to another question about different financial scams occurring in the banking sector, Atiur Rahman said there was way to avoid the concern of the public about the scams.
He said that Bangladesh Bank has to stand as an independent organisation. ‘If referee is strong, match is bound to be good.’
In his whole lecture, Atiur Rahman stressed working in team including young leaders for making success of the organisations.
He also stressed good leadership to lead the organisation efficiently. ‘Leader is one who can show dream to other and work jointly with all of other.’
The economist also said that human resources must be more humane as they do work for the people.
He recalled that his introduction of financial inclusion and green financing in banking sector had benefitted millions of farmers, landless people and street children along with keeping the country green.
Former Trust Bank managing director Ishtiaq Ahmed Chowdhury, who is now working in Expert Academy, also spoke at the workshop.

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