US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking ops

US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking opsThe United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency’s hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations. The US Treasury named Digital Security and two subsidiaries as helping develop offensive cyber capabilities for Russian intelligence services, including the already-sanctioned FSB. The Kvant Scientific Research Institute was also included on the blacklist, as a state enterprise supervised by the FSB.



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