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U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russian entities, individuals over cyber security

2018-06-12 09:54:19       source:Xinhuanet

June 12, 2018


The U.S. Treasury announced on Monday that it has imposed sanctions on five Russian entities and three Russian individuals, accusing them of conducting "malicious cyber-enabled activities."


The blacklisted groups included Russia's Digital Security, Kvant Scientific Research Institute, Divetechnoservices and two other firms.


"The entities designated today have directly contributed to improving Russia's cyber and underwater capabilities through their work with the FSB (Russia's Federal Security Service) and therefore jeopardize the safety and security of the United States and our allies," said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement.


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