The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions against two Russian nationals and two businesses in connection with cyber attacks.
The additional sanctions have been made to prevent entities previously accused of conducting cyber attacks against the US from evading those controls.
They join three individuals and five other businesses that were accused by the US Treasury of providing material and technological support to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).
“The Treasury Department is disrupting Russian efforts to circumvent our sanctions,” Steven Mnuchin, the US Secretary of the Treasury, said in a statement.
“Today’s action against these deceptive actors is critical to ensure that the public is aware of the tactics undertaken by designated parties and that these actors remain blocked from the US financial system.”
Two firms were also sanctioned for breaching the existing US sanctions on North Korea.