Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1127 amending Decision (CFSP) 2019/797 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

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Series Details L 246, Pages 12-17
Publication Date 30/07/2020
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Decision (CFSP) 2020/1127 adopted by the Council of the European Union on 30 July 2020, introducing a number of amendments to Decision (CFSP) 2019/797 concerning sanctions against cyber attacks threatening the European Union (EU) or its Member States.

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Decision (CFSP) 2019/797 establishes a framework for targeted restrictive measures to deter and respond to cyber-attacks with a significant effect which constitute an external threat to the EU or its Member States. The present Decision adds to the list six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks.

The sanctions imposed include a travel ban and an asset freeze. In addition, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to those listed.

Source Link http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2020/1127/oj
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Deutsche Welle, 12/07/2020: Germany proposes first-ever use of EU cyber sanctions over Russia hacking https://p.dw.com/p/3fBTL
AP News, 30/07/2020: First-ever EU cyber sanctions hit Russian, Chinese, NKoreans https://apnews.com/978f1494313a545e6e7e568e5f9782bf
Bloomberg, 30/07/2020: 30/07/2020: For the First Time, the EU Imposes Sanctions For Cyber Attacks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-30/for-the-first-time-the-eu-imposes-sanctions-for-cyber-attacks
The Moscow Times, 30/07/2020: EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese 'Cyber Attackers' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/07/30/eu-sanctions-russian-chinese-cyber-attackers-a71024
Reuters, 30/07/2020: EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN24V32Q
Euronews, 31/07/2020: EU issues first ever sanctions against cyber attacks https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/31/eu-issues-first-ever-sanctions-against-cyber-attacks
ERR News, 31/07/2020: Estonia in forefront of new EU cyber sanctions regime https://news.err.ee/1119173/estonia-in-forefront-of-new-eu-cyber-sanctions-regime
EurActiv, 31/07/2020: EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/eu-sanctions-russian-intelligence-north-korean-chinese-firms-over-alleged-cyberattacks
New Statesman, 31/07/2020: EU imposes sanctions on Chinese, Russian and North Korean hackers https://tech.newstatesman.com/security/eu-cyber-sanctions-china-russia-north-korea
TASS, 31/07/2020: Russia to give tit-for-tat response to EU sanctions over alleged cyberattacks https://tass.com/politics/1184571

Official
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 30/07/2020: EU imposes the first ever sanctions against cyber-attacks https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/30/eu-imposes-the-first-ever-sanctions-against-cyber-attacks/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 30/07/2020: Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU: European Union response to promote international security and stability in cyberspace https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/30/declaration-by-the-high-representative-josep-borrell-on-behalf-of-the-eu-european-union-response-to-promote-international-security-and-stability-in-cyberspace/
Government of Estonia: MInistry of Foreign Affairs: News, 30/07/2020: The EU implements its cyber sanctions regime for the first time https://vm.ee/en/news/eu-implements-its-cyber-sanctions-regime-first-time
Government of the Netherlands: News: 30/07/2020: Blok: ‘EU condemns malicious behaviour in cyberspace’ https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2020/07/30/eu-condemns-malicious-behaviour-cyberspace

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