6 Ukrainians remanded in police custody over Dutch Bangla Bank ATM fraud

In February 2016, the investigative division of DMP jailed German Piotr Szczepan Mazurek as well as Bangladeshi City Bank workers Maksed pen names Maksud, Rezaul Karim alias Shaheen, and also Refaz Ahmed alias Rony over the ATM fraud in Dhaka through which at the very least Tk twenty lakh was actually siphoned off coming from numerous cubicles in the 1st stated ATM rip-off. The DB representatives informed New Age that the Ukrainians most likely to the ATM display in the resources’ Badda and also took Tk 3 lakh on May 31, a time after their landing in Dhaka on May 30.

The investigative and also the CID division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police proceeded their examinations adhering to the suggestions coming from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation over the spreading of the malware, the official included.


Based upon his claim, the DB detained 5 others while they additionally released perimeter notification for the 7th.

Till February 2019, Piotr remained in Bangladeshi prison. His mama was actually Ukrainian as well as papa was actually Russian as well as he was actually a German person.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police shared administrator (investigator division) Mahbub Alam claimed that there was actually surveillance in the financial institution cyber system which caused the current hacking.


When 2 of all of them attempted to remove funds once again on Saturday, the authorities private investigators dealt with to detain one of the 7 suspects.

‘The ATM was actually discharging cash as quickly the memory cards were actually drilled due to the cyberpunks inside the display. Tk 40,000 were actually recuperated due to the security personnel as the ATM carried on launching amount of money with no guidelines,’ among the private investigators informed New Age.

Cops imprisoned 6 of the 7 Ukrainian suspects that showed up on a seven-day vacationer visa on May 30.


Dhaka’s urban justice of the peace court of law judge Dhiman Chandra Mandal on Monday remanded 6 Ukrainians for 3 times each in cops detention applying a suit submitted under Digital Safety and security Show Khilgaon police office over accusation of BANK CARD scams, mentioned Investigator Division extra representant administrator (eastern), Shahidur Rahman.

DBBL handling supervisor Abul Kashem Md Shirin mentioned that on relevant information they visited the display as well as located that Tk 3 lakh was actually robbed through 2 covered up guys.

‘I made an effort in many locations however could possibly certainly not access my profile,’ claimed one ATM cardholder Raju Hamid on Sunday evening.


DBBL regulating supervisor, nonetheless, professed he was actually certainly not conscious whether their surveillance was actually endangered and also he looked out prior to May 31 due to the CID.

CID criminal activity system exclusive superintendent Mollah Nazrul Islam pointed out, ‘Our team obtained the details of the malware, which was actually infused to the financial system at the DBBL as well as our company notified all of them in a conference.’

According to the travel permits of the Ukrainians restrained on Sunday, the arrestees were actually Serhii Ukrainets, thirty-three, Oleg Shevchuk, 46, Valentyn Sokolovskyi, 37, Denys Vitomskyi, twenty, Nazarii Vozniuk, 19, Vitalii Klimchuk, 31, and also Volodymyr Trishchynskyi, 37, plus all of them were actually coming from Kyiv.


‘Our experts informed each of our security personnel and also asked to disclose any kind of questionable motion due to the immigrants,’ stated Shirin.

‘Our team is actually questioning the 6 arrestees with help from a linguist as well as are actually additionally searching for the one that is actually making off,’ claimed Mahbub Alam.

When talked to, Bangladesh Bank exec supervisor Sirajul Islam stated that he read about the case along with the DBBL and also a handful of international nationals were actually jailed over the problem.


The Ukrainian defrauders went into Bangladesh on May 30 as well as signed in Hotel Olio International on Panthapath in the resources, the DB representatives mentioned.

Cheaters skimmed ATM memory cards of the customers and also took out the cash coming from different cubicles of 3 banking companies.

The DMP private detectives pointed out that just Tk 3 lakh was actually taken out coming from some of ATM cubicle of the Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd, or even DBBL, in the funds’ Madhya Badda.


DBBL mind of alternating shipping network Mashiur Rahman submitted the claim charging 7 Ukrainians while the Criminal Investigation Department’s ordered unlawful act system introduced their amount of money washing questions right into the accident.

A variety of customers grumbled on Sunday that they were actually certainly not having the capacity to access the ATM cubicles in various locations in the funding.

An elderly DB official stated that as the safety system of the banking company was actually jeopardized already, as well as the ATM equipment carried out certainly not send out any type of sign to the banking company web server whenever money was actually taken out due to the Ukrainians.


‘The health condition was actually thus susceptible to that particular evening that the financial institution reduced its own system,’ mentioned the official.

Northern Korean Hidden Cobra has actually administered ‘never-before-seen spyware’ in the DBBL safety system previously full week as well as at the very least 7 Ukrainians got there in Bangladesh to pick up the amount of money coming from the banking company’s ATM cubicles, mentioned an elderly official of the Criminal Investigation Department on Sunday.



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