Russia says to foil cyber attack by foreign spy agencies

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 3:01 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Federal Security Service said on Friday it was taking measures to foil a plot by foreign intelligence agencies to launch a cyber attack on the Russian banking system.

The FSB said in a statement that the servers in the planned alleged cyber attack were located in the Netherlands, and were registered to a Ukrainian company.

The planned attack was intended to destabilize Russia's financial system, the FSB statement said.

(Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn)