Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a number of recent cyber incidents” where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a (...)

Hackers misspelled “foundation” in the NGO’s name as “fandation”, prompting a routing bank, Deutsche Bank, to seek clarification from the Bangladesh central bank, which stopped the transaction. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion (€900 million)heist last month involving the Bangladesh c(...)

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed. File photograph: Getty Images

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a $1 billion (about €890 million) heist last month involving the Bangladesh c(...)