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

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Wiper targets are municipal registries involved in the draft

There have been speculations that the wiper software targets local institutions that are responsible for drafting men for the war in Ukraine.

The Kremlin has delegated the responsibility for the draft and provisioning of soldiers to local authorities. That move takes the draft and its associated problems out of sight of the urban population. The draft is very unpopular, especially with young men expecting to be send to die in Ukraine.

Creators and peddlers of Russian malware are among the young men who are drafted. It is not too much of a stretch of the imagination to think that some of them might see this as a way to avoid having to go to Ukraine. It seems to me much safer than openly protesting or trying to flee the country.

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