RE­TAL­I­AT­ING AGAINST RUS­SIA

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Pres­i­dent Obama an­nounced a se­ries of sanc­tions and other moves in an es­ca­lat­ing clash with Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin over sus­pected Rus­sian hack­ing ef­forts in the 2016 U.S. elec­tion. The mea­sures in­clude:

Im­pos­ing sanc­tions against five Rus­sian gov­ern­ment and pri­vate en­ti­ties and five top in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing Valenti­novich Korobov, the head of the GRU, Rus­sia’s in­tel­li­gence direc­torate.

Des­ig­nat­ing two Rus­sian hack­ers for mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds and per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

Declar­ing 35 Rus­sian diplo­mats and of­fi­cials work­ing in the em­bassy in Washington and the con­sulate in San Fran­cisco as “per­sona non grata,” to protest “ha­rass­ment” of Amer­i­can diplo­matic per­son­nel work­ing in Rus­sia.

Bar­ring ac­cess for Rus­sians to two Rus­sian gov­ern­ment-owned com­pounds in Mary­land and New York.

Re­leas­ing a “joint anal­y­sis re­port” from the FBI and Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity de­tail­ing Rus­sian gov­ern­ment hack­ing op­er­a­tions tar­get­ing pri­vate com­pa­nies and public net­works, along with ways for cy­ber­se­cu­rity firms in the U.S. and al­lied coun­tries to de­fend them­selves from Rus­sian “mal­ware” at­tacks.

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