On 2 March, OFAC announced a number of changes to its sanctions lists.  2 Chinese individuals linked to the Lazarus Group have been added to the sanctions lists, while 7 Russian companies have been removed from the North Korea sanctions lists.  The Chinese nationals are said to have been involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyber intrusion against a cryptocurrency exchange – and are designated for having materially assisted, sponsored or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Lazarus Group, part of the North Korean cybercrime operations.

If you’d like to help me buy that (badly needed) new laptop or, even, better a new desktop to replace the one now 5,000 miles away –

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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