Hacker swipes $35,000 from Sing bank

Friday, 5 July 2002, 5:53 PM EST

The whole operation took less than two hours, the bank said on Thursday, confirming that its own computer system had not been breached and there was no indication any bank staff were involved.

Amounts ranging from $200 up to the bank's maximum transfer limit of $4,999 were siphoned out of the accounts on June 19 before the hacker fled across the causeway to neighbouring Malaysia.

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