Hackers steal $81 million from a Bangladeshi bank with no firewall… and were only caught out when the illiterate fraudsters spelt ‘foundation’ as ‘fandation’

Hackers involved in one of the biggest bank robberies in history thought they had won the jackpot – until they were caught out by a simple spelling mistake.

Some 20 people are believed to be behind the £60 million heist ($81m), which targeted the central bank of Bangladesh – which has no firewall.

The hackers also attempted to steal a further £600 million ($850m) but were caught out when they spelt ‘foundation’ as ‘fandation’.

If the hackers had used a dictionary, they would have made off with nearly $1 billion.