EU sanctions Russia’s military intelligence service, N. Korean and Chinese firms
He is believed to be responsible for the 2015 hacker attack on the German parliament.
The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian military intelligence chief Igor Kostyukov and another official, saying they were responsible for the 2015 hacker attack on the German parliament..
Russia in May called the accusations a “hackneyed song” and said the EU had no evidence.
The EU reported in its official journal that it has imposed sanctions on the head of military intelligence (GRU) Kostyukov in connection with the attack, which resulted in the theft of emails from the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The sanctions also apply to Dmitry Badin, who is suspected of organizing the attack, and to the 85th main special operations center of the General Staff.
“The European Union remains deeply interested in keeping cyberspace universal, open, stable, peaceful and secure, and therefore reiterates the need to strengthen international cooperation to ensure a rules-based order in this area,” the press release said. The EU.
The sanctions include a travel ban and an asset freeze. Also, citizens and companies from EU countries are prohibited from providing money to those on the list..
Taking into account the latest decision, the total number of individuals and legal entities subject to restrictive measures due to cyber attacks against the EU or its member countries reached 8 and 4, respectively.
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