Hacker Heist Brings Down Bangladesh's ‘Poor Man's Economist’

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  • Atiur Rahman resigns as Bangladesh's central bank governor
  • Malware used to defraud $101 million from foreign reserves

Cyber Experts Blame Bangladesh for $101M Fed Theft

The gifted son of a landless farmer, Atiur Rahman was known as the “poor man’s economist,” using his seven years as Bangladesh’s central bank governor to extend finance to the downtrodden through mobile and electronic banking. Ultimately, technology cost him his job.

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