EU sanctions hackers from China, Russia, North Korea who’re wanted by the FBI

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The Council of the European Union has imposed its first-ever sanctions against persons or entities involved in various cyber-attacks targeting European citizens, and its member states.

The directive has been issued against six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks, out of which some publicly known are ‘WannaCry’, ‘NotPetya’, and ‘Operation Cloud Hopper,’ as well as an attempted cyber-attack against the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons.

Out of the six individuals sanctioned by the EU include two Chinese citizens and four Russian nationals. The companies involved in carrying out cyberattacks include an export firm based in North Korea, and technology companies from China and Russia.

The sanctions imposed include a ban on persons traveling to any EU countries and a freeze of assets on persons and entities.

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