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US Sanctions Affiliates of Russian Ransomware Group

The Office of Foreign Assets Control this week sanctioned two Russian nationals for their ties to LockBit, a Russia-based ransomware group. The designations target Ivan Gennadievich Kondratiev, a LockBit affiliate and leader of the National Hazard Society, a LockBit affiliate sub-group; and Artur Sungatov, a Lockbit ransomware group affiliate who has “actively engaged in LockBit ransomware attacks,” OFAC said.

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The agency said the designations are the first in an “ongoing collaborative effort” with DOJ, the FBI and U.S. allies in targeting LockBit. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said the U.S. will “use all available tools to hold the actors that enable these threats accountable.”