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Report: BofA, US Bancorp among North Korea hacking targets

Bank of America Corp. and U.S. Bancorp are among several U.S. financial institutions said to be onetime targets of North Korean hackers, according to a March 25 report by The New York Times.

Citing security researchers, the news outlet said a list of worldwide targets came to light after analysis of embedded code obtained after a 2016 attack on more than 20 banks in Poland. Symantec researcher Eric Chien told the Times that it is reasonable to believe that the attacks were orchestrated by the same group that stole $81 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh.

Other targets included World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank and International Finance Corp. U.S. commercial banks that were named in the report were State Street Corp., Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Bank of China - New York Branch, Flagstar Bank FSB, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp., Rabobank NA and BankUnited Inc.MP (Thrift) LLC

Also on the list were Canadian banks Toronto-Dominion Bank and Bank of Nova Scotia.