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Cyber Warfare, new US sanctions on Iran following cyber-attacks escalation

New US sanctions on Iran following the escalation of cyber-attacks. OFAC put ten individuals and two entities in the black list. They are affiliated with the IRGC and used ransomware to target businesses and critical infrastructure across the board

United States reacted on the escalation of Iran-linked cyber-attacks with new sanctions. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) put ten individuals and two entities in the black list, following “their roles in conducting malicious cyber acts, including ransomware activity. The individuals and entities are all affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)”. The group is comprised of employees and associates of Najee Technology Hooshmand Fater LLC and Afkar System Yazd Company. Mansour Ahmadi is the owner, managing director, and chairman of the board of Najee Technology. Ahmad Khatibi Aghda is managing director and member of the board of Afkar System. Additional employees and associates of Najee Technology and/or Afkar System include: Ali Agha-Ahmadi; Mohammad Agha Ahmadi; Mo’in Mahdavi; Aliakbar Rashidi-Barjini; Amir Hossein Nikaeen Ravari; Mostafa Haji Hosseini; Mojtaba Haji Hosseini and Mohammad Shakeri-Ashtijeh.

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