Obama Imposes Sanctions For Russian Election Hacking!
USA administration announced today that it will launch sanctions on Russian intelligence services due to the hacks related to United States elections campaign!
The sanctions concern 9 organizations in Russia, and will prevent four officials from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate. Thirty-five Russian intelligence operatives will also be forced to leave the U.S.
Zor Security, the Special Technologies Center was also included in the sanction's announcement besides a group called the Autonomous Non-commercial Organization Professional Association of Designers of Data Processing Systems which offers training to hackers.
President Obama confirmed in his statement: “I have sanctioned nine entities and individuals: the GRU and the FSB, two Russian intelligence services; four individual officers of the GRU; and three companies that provided material support to the GRU’s cyber operations. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury is designating two Russian individuals for using cyber-enabled means to cause misappropriation of funds and personal identifying information”.
Obama mad an executive order in response to the hacks of Sony, assuring the obligation of making sanctions concerning Hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager during the election season led to leaks that damaged the campaign. Obama has also suggested that it will take retaliatory action in secret in order to respond to Russian hacking attacks!