US Treasury sanctions Iran-based ransomware group and associated Bitcoin addresses

US Treasury sanctions Iran-based ransomware group and associated Bitcoin addresses


The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 10 individuals, 2 entities, and several crypto addresses allegedly tied to an Iranian ransomware group to its list of Specially Designated Nationals, effectively making it illegal for U.S. persons and companies to engage with them.

In a Wednesday announcement, the U.S. Treasury said the individuals and companies in the ransomware group were affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the country’s military. The group allegedly “conducted a varied range of malicious cyber-enabled activities,” including compromising the systems of a U.S.-based children’s hospital in June 2021 and targeting “U.S. and Middle Eastern defense, diplomatic, and government personnel.”

OFAC listed 7 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses allegedly connected to 2 of the Iranian nationals — Ahmad

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