**BILLION DOLLAR HEIST: A Modern-day Cyber Robbery**
**The Rise of Cybercrime**
The documentary *Billion Dollar Heist* sheds light on the alarming increase in cybercrime, emphasizing the recent Bangladesh Bank robbery as a prime example. Utilizing the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system, hackers managed to transfer an illicit $101 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to an account in Bangladesh. Conducting interviews with cybersecurity experts and author Misha Glenny, the film effectively portrays how cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated and prevalent in their activities.
**A Global Cyber Threat**
Misha Glenny’s assertion that coordinated cyberattacks pose a threat to humanity on par with pandemics, weapons of mass destruction, and climate change may sound sensational at first. However, *Billion Dollar Heist*’s comprehensive breakdown of the Bangladesh Bank robbery and subsequent cyber attacks certainly makes a compelling case. The documentary reveals the meticulous planning and execution involved in these cyber crimes, highlighting the need for heightened security measures in the face of evolving cyber threats.
**Save the Date**
* Billion Dollar Heist * will be available for rent or streaming on August 15th, allowing viewers to gain a deeper understanding of the dangers posed by cybercriminals and the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures.
(Source: Press release)