Sanctioning Iranian Cyber Actors – United States Department of State

The United States is today imposing sanctions on two Iranian companies and four individuals involved, directly or indirectly, in malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber ​​Electronic Command (IRGC-CEC), a U.S.-designated entity. These actors have targeted more than a dozen American companies and government entities through cyber operations.

The Treasury Department is taking this action in conjunction with the Justice Department dropping indictments against four individuals for their roles in cyber activity targeting U.S. entities.

IRGC-CEC is one of the Iranian government organizations responsible for malicious cyber activity against the US and several other countries through a series of major companies. The United States will continue to expose malicious cyber actors and use the tools at our disposal to promote accountability. The United States will not tolerate malicious cyber activities victimizing American companies.

The Treasury Department action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for malicious cyber activity by or on behalf of a designated terrorist organization, IRGC CEC. For more information about today’s action, please visit treasury press release,