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EU, OFSI adds to cyber sanctions

Under the authority of Council Implementing Regulation, UK regulations have added the following person:

BADIN, Dmitry Sergeyevich
DOB: 15/11/1990. POB: Kursk, Russian SFSR (now Russian Federation) Nationality: Russian Other Information: Gender: male. As a military intelligence officer of the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), Dmitry Badin was part of a team of Russian military intelligence officers which conducted a cyber-attack against the German federal parliament in April and May 2015. Listed on: 23/10/2020 Last Updated: 23/10/2020 Group ID: 13983.

and entity:

85TH MAIN CENTRE FOR SPECIAL SERVICES (GTSSS) OF THE MAIN DIRECTORATE OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (GU/GRU)
Address: Komsomol’skiy Prospekt, 20, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119146. Other Information: The 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), also known as “military unit 26165” (industry nicknames: “APT28”, “Fancy Bear”, “Sofacy Group”, “Pawn Storm” and “Strontium”), is responsible for cyber- attacks with a significant effect constituting an external threat to the Union or its Member States. In particular, military intelligence officers of the GTsSS took part in the cyber-attack against the German federal parliament which took place in April and May 2015 and the attempted cyber-attack aimed at hacking into the Wi-Fi network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands in April 2018. Listed on: 23/10/2020 Last Updated: 23/10/2020 Group ID: 13984.

to its EU Consolidated List under its Cyber-Attacks sanctions program. Additionally, the following person:

KOSTYUKOV, Igor Olegovich
DOB: 21/02/1961. Nationality: Russian Position: Head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU/GU) Other Information: Gender: male. Igor Olegovich Kostyukov, given his senior leadership role as First Deputy Head of the GRU (a.k.a. GU) at that time, is responsible for the possession, transport and use in Salisbury during the weekend of 4 March 2018 of the toxic nerve agent ‘Novichok’ by officers from the GRU. One of the units under his command is the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS), also known as ‘military unit 26165’ (industry nicknames: ‘AP28’, ‘Fancy Bear’, ‘Sofacy Group’, ‘Pawn Storm’ and ‘Strontium’). In this capacity Igor Kostyukov is responsible for cyber-attacks carried out by the GTsSS. In particular, the cyber-attack against the German federal parliament which took place in April and May 2015 and the attempted cyber-attack aimed at hacking into the Wi-Fi network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands in April 2018. Listed under both the Chemical Weapons and Cyber-Attacks regimes. Listed on: 23/10/2020 Last Updated: 23/10/2020 Group ID: 13748.

was added to the program, having already been sanctioned under the Chemical Weapons program.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1536

Categories: Cyber sanctions EU Updates OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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