Angelika Hellweger considers the issues involved in the US and UK’s sanctioning of Russian cyber criminals.

On February 9, seven individuals of the Russian cybercrime group Trickbot were added to the consolidated list under The Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

Trickbot was one of the first cybercrime groups to back Russia's war in Ukraine, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). The individuals, who are all Russian, have been sanctioned for their involvement in cyberactivity “intended to undermine the integrity of the UK and other countries, or cause economic loss/prejudice to commercial interests’’.

Trickbot's malicious software has been considered one of the internet’s biggest security threats, capable of stealing financial data, moving across networks and planting ransom softwar...

Angelika Hellweger
Legal Director
Rahman Ravelli

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