US considers imposing sanctions on Russian and Chinese hackers

The US authorities are considering an opportunity to impose sanctions on Russian and Chinese individuals and companies suspected of cyber attacks on US firms.

For the time being, the United States has not taken a final decision on the imposition of sanctions that could either aggravate the relations with Russia or mar the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the US in September, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Reuters.

According to TASS, the sanctions that Washington is currently considering are not related to the hackers who are suspected of hacking into the government data of the United States. Restrictions are likely to be imposed on foreign nationals and companies, which the US considers responsible for hacking and accessing the data of commercial companies.

According to Reuters, these restrictive measures can deprive them of access to the US financial system, which, in turn, can be regarded as a "death sentence for a serious company."

A year ago, several American newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, wrote that Chinese hackers attacked their computer systems. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said that such accusations were "not serious."


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