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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1700 Russian banks hit by cyber-attack
Five Russian banks have been under intermittent cyber-attack for two days, said the country's banking regulator.

The state-owned Sberbank was one target of the prolonged attacks, it said.

Hackers sought to overwhelm the websites of the banks by deluging them with data in what is known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

Security firm Kaspersky said the attacks were among the largest it had seen aimed at Russian banks.
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#1700 Russian banks hit by cyber-attack
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