EU imposed sanctions on Russians over cyber attacks

The European Union has imposed sanctions against the citizens of Russia and China in connection with cyber attacks.

Four Russians, as well as the Main Center of Special Technologies of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, fell under the restrictive measures. In total, the sanctions affected six individuals and three legal entities.

“These individuals and organizations or bodies are responsible for, support, or have been involved in cyberattacks or attempted cyberattacks, including the attempted cyberattack against the OPCW and the cyberattacks publicly known as WannaCry and NotPetya, and Operation Cloud Hopper,” the agency quotes from the Official Journal EU.

It became known on July 20 that sanctions in connection with the alleged cyber attacks from Russia are being discussed in the EU.

On May 5, the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Dmitry Badin, who is suspected of a hacker attack on the Bundestag in the interests of the Russian intelligence services. According to them, in April 2015, he was part of the Fancy Bear hacker group, which allegedly belongs to the GRU, hacked into the computer networks of the Bundestag.