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Sanctioning Iranian Cyber Actors – United States Department of State

Sanctioning Iranian Cyber Actors – United States Department of State

The United States is today imposing sanctions on two Iranian companies and four individuals involved in malicious cyber activity on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber Electronic Command (IRGC-CEC), a U.S.-designated entity.  These actors have targeted more than a dozen U.S. companies and government entities through cyber operations.

The Department of the Treasury is taking this action in conjunction with the unsealing of an indictment against the four individuals by the Department of Justice for their roles in cyber activity targeting U.S. entities.

The IRGC-CEC is one of the Iranian government organizations that has been responsible for, through a series of front companies, malicious cyber activity against the U.S. and several other countries.  The United States will continue to expose malicious cyber actors and use the tools at our disposal to promote accountability.  The United States will not tolerate malicious cyber activities victimizing U.S. companies.

The Department of the Treasury actions were taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for malicious cyber activity for or on behalf of the IRGC CEC, a designated terrorist organization.  For more information on today’s action, please see Treasury’s press release.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/sanctioning-iranian-cyber-actors/

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