The US Government today imposed a new round of economic sanctions against five Russian entities and three citizens for “malicious cyber activities” and collaborating with Moscow’s armed forces and intelligence services
“USA. is involved in an ongoing effort to curb malicious agents working for the Russian Federation and its intelligence and military units to increase offensive computer capabilities, “said Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary, in a statement.
Mnuchin added that “sanctioned entities have directly contributed to improving Russia’s cybernetic capabilities through its work with the FSB (Russian intelligence service acronym) and thus endangering the security” of the US. and its allies.
As a result, assets that these entities and individuals may have under US jurisdiction are frozen, and financial transactions with them are prohibited.
The sanctioned companies are Digital Security, ERPScan, Embedi, Kvant Scientific Research Institute and Divetechnoservices, while the individuals all have ties to the latter company, Aleksandr Lvovich Tribun, Oleg Sergeyevich Chirikov and Vladimir Yakovlevich Kaganskiy.