On Wednesday, 21 July 2021, Including Nepal Rastra Bank fifteen banks in Nepal recieved a warning email threatening to hack their banking System. This message was sent to the spokesman Of Nepal Rastra Bank, Mr. Dev Kumar Dhakal. He also recieved a phone call on thursday morning from america, warning to hack the system of Nepal Rastra Bank and Nabil Bank. Same mail was forwarded to deputy spokesperson of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of Nepal, and high-ranking officials of various domestic banks.
According to Mr. Dhakal, the suspect threatened to hack the system of Rastra Bank, Nepal Bank, & Nabil Bank in english. He added,"We are aware about this threat. All banks are requested to check their system and imply measures to avoid possible threat & attacks." The group behind this message are still unknown and further investigation on this case are underway.
In the message the hackers stated that all banking process system had been completely compromised. They warned of withdrawing money by hacking the banking systems of Nepal Rastra Bank, Kumari Bank, Nepal Bank, Nabil Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Machhapuchchhre Bank, NMB Bank, NIC Asia Bank, Bank of Kathmandu, Citizens Bank International, Sanima Bank, Nepal SBI Bank, Everest Bank, Nepal Investment Bank, and Himalayan Bank. The hackers had warned not to take this message lightly.