The incredible true story of the most daring cyber heist ever.
With technology advancing at an unfathomable pace, support for regulation is rising as global trust in the digital world falls. Cybercrime has made everyone connected to the internet vulnerable to attack.
Cybercriminals embraced new technology early, manufacturing devious and ingenious plans to harm people’s security, finances, networks, and data. And while the technology is not widely understood, the human vulnerability that it generates is as old as time. Over the past decade, cybercrime has evolved into its own business — a $1.5 trillion industry with an infrastructure that makes it look like a collection of legitimate organizations.
Global, dynamic, and eye-opening, Billion Dollar Heist tells the story of the Bangladeshi Central Bank theft. This feature documentary traces the origins of cybercrime from basic credit card fraud to the wildly complex criminal organizations in existence today, supported by commentary from highly regarded cyber security experts.
On August 14th, FOLCS hosted a Conversation on Billion Dollar Heist, with cybersecurity journalist and broadcaster, Misha Glenny, who appears in the film. FOLCS was proud to present this event in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and who made a name for himself as the BBC’s Central Europe Correspondent covering the 1989 revolutions and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has a Sony Gold Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting and is also a winner of BT’s Information Security Journalist of the Year.
He is regularly consulted by world governments and law enforcement agencies in Europe and the Americas on the Balkans and Eastern Europe; on trans-national organized crime and on cyber security. He is also a regular contributor to major publications in Europe, North America and Japan.