US hits Rus­sian firms with sanc­tions, cit­ing cy­ber­at­tacks

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The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion on Mon­day slapped sanc­tions on sev­eral Rus­sian com­pa­nies and busi­ness­men for en­gag­ing in cy­ber­at­tacks and as­sist­ing Rus­sia’s mil­i­tary and in­tel­li­gence ser­vices with other ma­li­cious ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Trea­sury Depart­ment said it was im­pos­ing sanc­tions on five Rus­sian firms and three ex­ec­u­tives from one of them un­der leg­is­la­tion passed last year and an ex­ec­u­tive or­der aimed at pun­ish­ing ef­forts to hack into U.S. com­puter sys­tems. The sanc­tions freeze any as­sets that they might have in U.S. ju­ris­dic­tions and bar Amer­i­cans from do­ing busi­ness with them.

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