US imposes a new round of sanctions on Russian entities for cyber operations

US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has unveiled a new round on sanctions on five Russian entities and three Russian individuals, charged for directly contributing to improving Russia’s offensive cyber and underwater capabilities through their work with the FSB. According to OFAC, Kvant Scientific Research Institute was designated for being controlled by FSB and providing it with material and technological support. Digital Security, its subsidiaries ERPScan and Embedi, and Divetechnoservices were designated for providing FSB with material and technological support. The three individuals that were designated are the owner, the General Manager and the Program Manager of Divetechnoservices.