The USA and the UK issue joint cyber sanctions against cybercrime gang Trickbot

The USA and the UK coordinate actions in issuing sanctions against a cybercrime gang Trickbot that are described as the first major move of a new campaign of concerted action.

In a joint press release, the USA and the UK announced ‘historic joint cyber sanctions against the seven individuals who are part of Russia-based cybercrime gang Trickbot’. This action represents the very first sanctions of their kind for the UK and results from a collaborative partnership between the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office; National Crime Agency; and His Majesty’s Treasury to disrupt Russian cybercrime and ransomware.