OFAC ADDS 10 INDIVIDUALS AND 2 ENTITIES TO IRAN SANCTIONS FOR ROLES IN RANSOMWARE ACTIVITY

On 14 September, OFAC announced that 14 new individuals, the AFKAR SYSTEM YAZD COMPANY and the NAJEE TECHNOLOGY HOOSHMAND FATER LLC have been added to its sanctions lists.  The individuals and entities designated today are all affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  This action continues the series of OFAC designations that aim to protect U.S. persons from ransomware and its facilitators, and other cybercrime.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220914

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0948

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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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