: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU, in first-ever cyber sanctions, hits Russian intelligence

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday slapped sanctions on six people and three organizations, including Russia’s military intelligence agency, accusing them of responsibility for several cyber-attacks that threatened EU interests.

EU headquarters said in a statement that those targeted include people considered to be involved in the 2017 “WannaCry” ransomware attack, the “NotPetya” strike that notably caused havoc in Ukraine, and the “Operation Cloud Hopper” hacking campaign.

The sanctions are the first that the EU has ever imposed for cyber-attacks.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that “the measures concerned are a travel ban and asset freeze to natural persons …read more

Source:: KXAN