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Treasury Orders Sanctions on Russian Research Institute Over Malware

Cybersecurity

The US Department of the Treasury (USDT) has imposed sanctions on a Russian government-controlled research institute found to be linked to the Triton malware. TsNIIKhM was also found to be surveying at least 20 U.S. electric facilities for cyber vulnerabilities in 2019. The Triton malware targets industrial safety systems at critical infrastructure facilities.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Deter Foreign Election Interference

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President Donald Trump has released an executive order that aims to protect U.S. elections from potential foreign interference. A White House fact sheet published Wednesday says the executive order would authorize sanctions and other measures against foreign individuals found to have engaged in election interference.

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Report: White House Postpones Additional Sanctions on Russia

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The Trump administration has decided to delay the enforcement of new sanctions on Russia despite the passage of a law in 2017 that seeks to penalize the country for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, Reuters reported Monday. “Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 16 Individuals, 9 Foreign Firms for Support to North Korea’s Weapons Programs

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The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 16 individuals and nine foreign companies for their involvement in activities that support North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs and breach of United Nations Security Council Resolutions. “Treasury continues to systematically target individuals and entities financing the Kim regime and its …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 5 Companies for Support to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

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The Treasury Department has prohibited from dealing with the U.S. five Iran-based companies for their involvement in activities that support the Middle Eastern country’s ballistic missile development efforts. The five entities are considered subordinates to Iran-based Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group that has been sanctioned by the U.S., United Nations and the European …

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North Korea Launches 3rd Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

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Army Col. Robert Manning, a spokesman for the Defense Department, has said DoD identified and tracked an intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the Pentagon reported Tuesday. The ICBM took off from the northern part of North Korea’s Pyongyang capital at 1:17 p.m. Eastern time and flew approximately 620 …

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