USA issues more anti-Russia sanctions related to alleged cyber activity

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The department said the sanctions were a response to a number of cyberattacks, including last year's NotPetya attack, as well as intrusions into the US energy grid and global network infrastructure.

The Treasury Department announced sanctions against five companies and three people on Monday, saying they'd help develop many of hacks coming out of Russian Federation.

And in April, U.S. and British officials accused the Russian government of hacking into routers and other network devices across the globe to conduct espionage and intellectual property theft.The Treasury Department also said that the sanctioned entities are involved in supporting Moscow's efforts to track undersea communication cables, which hold most of the world's telecommunications data. The Treasury Department targeted FSB with sanctions in March for its involvement in several Kremlin-led cyber attacks.

A United States official did not immediately respond to a request for further details.

Due to these sanctions, all USA businesses are prohibited from working with these companies and all properties and holdings of these companies and individuals have been blocked by the US government.

Divetechnoservices' offerings include the design, manufacture and supply of professional diving equipment, wrecking and underwater work, according to its website.

The individuals named on Monday all had ties to Divetechnoservices: its general director, Aleksandr Lvovich Tribun; its program manager, Oleg Sergeyevich; and Chirikov and Vladimir Yakovlevich Kaganskiy, the company's owner.

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"The United States is engaged in an ongoing effort to counter malicious actors working at the behest of the Russian Federation and its military and intelligence units to increase Russia's offensive cyber capabilities", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement.

"From my opinion it's the only one connection we have with Digital Security".

"I woke up and was embraced by such news".

In addition to being barred from the USA financial system, the measures mean American citizens and companies can not do business with the Russian entities.

Polyakov has confirmed that he worked for Digital Security and that one of the owners of ERPScan is an owner of Digital Security, but continues to stress that the two companies are not affiliated with each other.

The attacks also included assaults on the USA energy grid and on internet routers and switches, the Treasury said.

At this time, Bleeping Computer has not heard back from Embedi.

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