Litro Gas chairman arrested over hacking of Taiwanese bank

Litro Gas chairman Shalila Moonesinghe has been arrested over the hacking of a Taiwanese bank.

Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.

Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank.

Two suspects were arrested last week in Sri Lanka when they tried to withdraw the money, and police were looking for a third person.

Litro Gas is a government owned gas company. (Colombo Gazette)