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Microsoft: (Cyber) winter is coming as DDoS attack disrupts Russian bank

The Register

Microsoft has warned Europe to be on alert for cyber attacks from Russia this winter, just as a series of attacks hit Russian organizations – including the country's second-largest bank.

The government-controlled St Petersburg-based VTB finaincial institution announced on Tuesday it was facing an "unprecedented cyber attack from abroad," and added that the DDoS flood was the largest in the bank's history.

"Analysis of the DDoS attack indicates that it is planned and large-scale," the bank said in a statement released to Russian media. "Its purpose is to cause inconvenience to the bank's customers by hindering the operation of banking services."


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