EU Sanctions N. Korea, China Firms For Alleged Cybercrime

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 10:48 PM EDT) -- The European Union on Thursday imposed financial and travel restrictions on a Russian military intelligence unit and Chinese and North Korean companies accused of supporting a global set of cyberattacks, in its first ever sanctions over cybercrime.

In a statement, the EU said it had levied sanctions against the special technologies center of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, a group it accused of carrying out a June 2017 cyberattack known as "NotPetya" that paralyzed part of Ukraine's infrastructure and wreaked havoc on computers worldwide.

Four alleged members of the intelligence unit were also hit...

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