Who are referred to new US sanctions

The sanctions list published on the website of the U.S. Treasury. It hit the Federal security service, the Main Directorate of the General staff (up to 2010 — the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff), Autonomous noncommercial organization “Professional Association of designers of Informatics systems”, LLC “Special Technology Center”, “OPC Security” (Esage Lab ex).

In addition, under the sanctions were the head of the Department of the General staff Igor Korobov, his first Deputy Igor Kostyukov, Vladimir Alekseev, the Deputy Sergey Lizunov. In the sanctions list also includes the earlier declared wanted by US authorities on charges of hacking Alexey Bilan and Evgeny Bogachev. The post Belan and Bogachev is not specified, however, lists several aliases.

Igor Korobov, head of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Deputy chief of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (January 2016), Lieutenant-General. Appointed chief of the Department of the General staff in January 2016 after the death of Igor Sergun, who led the office since 2011. Boxes works in intelligence in 1985, before becoming head of the Department, was the first Deputy head of the GRU and was in charge of strategic intelligence.

Vladimir Alekseev, first Deputy chief of the Department of the General staff (information not available).

Igor Kostyukov, first Deputy chief of the Department of the General staff (information not available).

Sergey Lizunov, Deputy chief Department of General staff, General. According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, before being appointed to the Central apparat of the GRU was led by 85-m main centre of special services. Specialist in cryptography, the author of a large number of scientific papers in this field. Laureate of RF government prize in science and technology.

Alexey Belan, hacker. Is in the international wanted list. The FBI suspects him of stealing a large corporate customer databases and theft of identity. For information about his whereabouts, the FBI is offering $100 thousand

Evgeny Bogachev, the hacker. Included in the list of the most wanted criminals of the FBI. He is suspected in the creation of the GameOver Zeus botnet — a modification of the banking Trojan Zeus, causing damage to banks of more than $100 million According to the research division of the company Dell, in 2013 the share of Gameover Zeus accounted for 38% of the activity of all banking Trojans in the world. For information on the whereabouts Bogacheva FBI assigned to record the referral reward of $3 million.

Autonomous noncommercial organization “Professional Association of designers of systems Informatics” (ANO “KSI”) was founded in 1990. On the organization’s website States that it is engaged in research and production of microelectronics and digital circuits, opto-electronic sensors and scanners on their basis, computing a special purpose digital cartography. According to the website of public procurement, the contractors ANO “XI” are the Ministry of defense of Russia and scientific-research testing Institute of military medicine at it’s Central base customs, PJSC “Tupolev”, the office of aviation FSB. ANO “KSI” has the certificate on manufacture of the equipment for ballot processing. In 2015, the company’s net profit, according to the SPARK database, made up 23,67 mln.

LLC “Special Technology Center” (STC) is engaged in the production of means and systems of radio control. The company is a supplier of unmanned aerial vehicles, suppressors of cellular phones and other equipment and technologies to the Russian defense Ministry, interior Ministry, FSB and other departments. Owners of the company, established in 2001, according to the register, is a group of individuals. In 2015 net profit of the company, according to SPARK, was 512,4 million.

LLC “Digital weapons and protection” (DH) in 2012, was founded by a former employee of “Kaspersky Lab” Alisa Shevchenko. The company is engaged in test computer systems for vulnerabilities by simulating a hacker attack on their computer system. The losses of the company, according to SPARK, in 2015 amounted to 669 thousand rubles, in 2013-2014 the company was unprofitable. According to Forbes, Shevchenko cooperated with also with integrator in the field of information security “Dialognauka” whose clients are the Russian ministries, including the Ministry of defense and Ministry of communications, state banks, the Federal security service, Federal customs service and other state companies and agencies.