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EU, OFSI add 9 to Cyber-Attacks sanctions

Today, as per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1125, UK regulators added the following 6 persons: 1. GAO, Qiang POB: Shandong Province, China Nationality: Chinese Address: Room 1102, Guanfu Mansion, 46 Xinkai Road, Hedong District, Tianjin, China. Other Information: Gender: male. Gao Qiang is involved in “Operation Cloud Hopper”, a series […]

EU imposes cyberattack sanctions

EU imposes the first ever sanctions against cyber-attacks The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures against six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks. These include the attempted cyber-attack against the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and those publicly known as ‘WannaCry’, ‘NotPetya’, and ‘Operation Cloud Hopper’. The sanctions imposed include a travel ban and an asset freeze. […]

July 15, 2020: OFAC sanctions parties under Cyber, Election Interference, Ukraine/Russia sanctions

Wednesday, OFAC designated the following persons: LAVRENKOV, Igor Valerievich (Cyrillic: ЛАВРЕНКОВ, Игорь Валерьевич), Surat Thani 84320, Thailand; Chaoyang District, Beijing, China; DOB 30 Jan 1974; POB Russia; nationality Saint Kitts and Nevis; alt. nationality Russia; Gender Male; Passport RE0028598 (Saint Kitts and Nevis); alt. Passport RE0013455 (Saint Kitts and Nevis); […]

And, in case you were wondering why … State explains those new cyber sanctions designations

U.S. Sanctions Nigerian Cyber Actors for Targeting U.S. Businesses and Individuals PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2020 Share Technological advancements that provide greater interconnectivity also offer greater opportunity for exploitation by malicious actors who target at-risk Americans.  Today, in coordination with the U.S. Department of […]

OFAC adds 6 Nigerians to cyber-related sanctions

OFAC added the following 6 individuals to its cyber-related sanctions program today: BENSON, Nnamdi Orson, Nigeria; DOB 21 Mar 1987; nationality Nigeria; Gender Male; Passport A06417829 (Nigeria) (individual) [CYBER2].  KAYODE, Abiola Ayorinde, Nigeria; DOB 14 Nov 1987; nationality Nigeria; Gender Male; Passport A05637743 (Nigeria) (individual) [CYBER2]. OGUNSHAKIN, Alex Afolabi, Nigeria; […]

EU extends cyber sanctions for another year

Council extends cyber sanctions regime until 18 May 2021 The Council today adopted a decision extending for one more year, until 18 May 2021, the restrictive measures framework against cyber-attacks which threaten the EU or its member states. The European Union will therefore keep its ability to impose targeted restrictive measures on persons or […]

March 2, 2020: OFAC makes cybersecurity designations (with lots of crypto addresses)

On Monday, OFAC sanctioned the following 2 individuals: LI, Jiadong (Chinese Simplified: 李家东) (a.k.a. “blackjack1987”; a.k.a. “khaleesi”), Anshan, Liaoning, China (Chinese Simplified: 鞍山, 辽宁, China); DOB 10 Jan 1987; nationality China; Gender Male; Digital Currency Address – XBT 1EfMVkxQQuZfBdocpJu6RUsCJvenQWbQyE; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 17UVSMegvrzfobKC82dHXpZLtLcqzW9stF; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 39eboeqYNFe2VoLC3mUGx4dh6GNhLB3D2q; […]