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Another year of EU cyber-attacks (sanctions)

Cyber-attacks: Council prolongs framework for sanctions for another year The Council today decided to prolong the framework for restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the EU or its member states for another year, until 18 May 2022. This framework allows the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures on persons or entities involved in cyber-attacks which cause […]

Hot off the presses!

Everything But the Kitchen Sink, the latest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, is all about today’s Executive Order and Treasury’s Directive. A massive E.O., to be sure, but I like how it put everything together in one piece. Hope you like it! Ratings and reviews always appreciated!

Canada issues its Solarwinds statement

Statement on SolarWinds Cyber Compromise April 15, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement: “Today, […]

UK exposes Russia’s role in SolarWinds

Press release Russia: UK exposes Russian involvement in SolarWinds cyber compromise The UK government has for the first time today exposed details of the SVR’s cyber programme.  From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Published: 15 April 2021 The SVR is Russia’s civilian foreign intelligence service and is the successor organization […]

All together now: OFAC makes updates in Cyber, Yemen, Ukraine/Russia & non-proliferation programs

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-HAMZI, Ahmad (Arabic: أحمد الحمزي) (a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan; a.k.a. AL-HAMZI, Ahmed Ali; a.k.a. “AL-HAMZI, Muti’”), Yemen; DOB 1985; POB Sanaa al-Hamzat, Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male; Commander of the Houthi Air Force (individual) [YEMEN].  AL-SA’ADI, Mansur (a.k.a. AL SAADI, […]

EU, OFSI update two Cyber-Attacks listings

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1744, UK officials amended the following individual designations: 1. GAO,Qiang DOB: 04/10/1983. 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 […]