On 17 September, OFAC published a long list of 45 Iranian individuals who had been added to its SDN List.
It also designated 2 Iranian and 2 Lebanese-based entities.
The Iranian entities – Advanced Persistent Threat 39 (APT39) and Rana Intelligence Computing Company (Rana) are said to be linked to the 45 named individuals, and employed in a years-long malware campaign that targeted Iranian dissidents, journalists, and international companies in the travel sector. The FBI has also released detailed information about APT39 in a public intelligence alert.
The Lebanese entities – ARCH CONSULTING and MEAMAR Sarl – for links to Hizballah. These are said to be owned, controlled, or directed by Hizballah, and also designated Sultan Khalifah As’ad, a Hizballah Executive Council official, who is closely associated with both companies.