The United States imposed new sanctions against Russia over cyber-attacks

New sanctions were introduced today, June 11, against five Russian companies and three Russian citizens, including the firm, which is under the control of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the United States.

Such actions of the administration of the tramp were a response to cyber attacks aimed at the US and its allies of Russian hackers. Cyber attack called NotPetya was the most expensive and destructive in the world, causing damage in the billions of dollars America, Europe and Asia. The US authorities also accuse the Kremlin in the preparation of a series of cyber attacks on energy facilities in the country.

On Monday, the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made the following statement:

«The United States is determined to act against any organization or individuals associated with the FSB, whose actions may pose a threat to the United States. We will continue to use the bodies dealing with issues of sanctions (including under CAATSA — Federal law of the United States «On combating the enemies of America by sanctions»), to deal with the threats that are constantly emerging on the part of Russia».

Mnuchin also added that firms whose names were announced on Monday, was directly involved in the improvement of cyberportal Russia, thanks to the work of the FSB. Among them, «Digital Security, ERPScan» and «Embedi», «quantum» and «Dayvtekhnoservis», which contributed to the creation of threats to the security of the US and its allies, said the Minister. Became known the names of Russian citizens who fell under the sanctions. Among them the owner of «Divetechnoservice» Vladimir Kagan, the CEO of the company Alexander Stands and the Manager Oleg Chirikov. The St. Petersburg firm is accused of providing material and technological support of the FSB.