OFAC SANCTIONS IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE AND MINISTER FOR MALIGN CYBER ACTIVITIES

On 9 September, the US Treasury advised that OFAC had designated the IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY and its Minister, Esmail KHATIB.  The US Treasury says that since at least 2007, the Ministry (MOIS) and its cyber actor proxies have conducted malicious cyber operations targeting a range of government and private-sector organisations around the world and across various critical infrastructure sectors.  In July 2022, cyber threat actors assessed to be sponsored by the Government of Iran and MOIS disrupted Albanian government computer systems, forcing the government to suspend online public services for its citizens.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220909

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0941

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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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