Asia Briefs: Heist malware 'from Pakistan or N. Korea'

Heist malware 'from Pakistan or N. Korea'

DHAKA • Malware made by either Pakistani or North Korean hackers was used in stealing US$81 million (S$111 million) from Bangladesh Bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The malware was installed in the server of Bangladesh's central bank, Mr Mohammed Farashuddin, who leads the cyber heist probe, said yesterday.


Delayed monsoon rains for Kerala

MUMBAI • Monsoon rains are expected to arrive on India's southern Kerala coast by June 7, about a week later than usual, the country's weather office said yesterday.

The monsoon season delivers 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall, which is crucial for agriculture and economic growth that has been hampered by back-to-back droughts.


Thai king recovering from lung infection

BANGKOK • Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering after a lung infection, though he will continue to be hospitalised and treated with antibiotics for an infection in his knee.

King Bhumibol, 88, had an infection in his right lung, a quickened pulse and a fever earlier in the week, the palace said last Saturday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe