The U.S. government agencies collectively issued an advisory on the Cyber threat posed by North Korea for the international community, network defenders, and the public. The issued advisory highlights the cyber threat posed by North Korea and provides recommended steps to mitigate the threat. According to the U.S. government, the North Korea (DPRK)’s malicious cyber […]

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CMMC-AB (CMMC Accreditation Body) updates the community on its progress in a note submitted to interested parties. Some of the activities, that were undertaken in such a short time since its inception, include the following: CMMC AB has been incorporated as a nonstock corporation in the State of Maryland, with a tax exemption under IRS […]

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Source: U. S. Department of Justice Aiden Davidson has been found guilty on March 2 in U.S. federal court for smuggling goods from the United States to Iran and violating the U.S. sanctions over Iran. According to court documents and statements made in court, Davidson, is a citizen of Iran and a naturalized citizen and […]

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As part of an ongoing review of open general licences and further to notices to exporters, U.K. Department for International Trade published changes that have been made to the list of permitted destinations on a number of Open General Export Licences (OGELs). Here is the brief list of the completed changes: Organization has removed Yemen […]

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PACCAR Inc, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, agreed to pay $1.7 million for its violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). PACCAR manufactures and sells trucks, and related good and services, including under the name of DAF. Here are the background and some of highlights regarding this OFAC enforcement action: The violations of the […]

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Today, the BIS has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise a temporary general license regarding the Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates. Background: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and sixty-eight of its non-U.S. affiliates were added to the Entity List, this essentially brought a licensing requirement under the EAR regarding the export, reexport, or […]

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The violation of OFAC Sanctions cost $345K to Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. over for two apparent violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations. Here are the background and some highlights of this enforcement action: Atradius did not make a voluntary self disclosure of the sanctions violations, The total determined penalty amount for its […]

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The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List: CASTRO CORDERO, Natanael, Dominican Republic; DOB 08 Nov 1982; POB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1481029-4 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK]. DEL ROSARIO PUENTE, Ramon Antonio (a.k.a. “TONO LENA” (Latin: “TOÑO LEÑA”)), Dominican Republic; DOB 13 Sep 1968; POB Guaymate, […]

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e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (“ELF”), a California based company, agreed to pay $996,080 for 156 violations of OFAC’s North Korea Sanctions Regulations. According to the Justice department, the company imported 156 shipments of false eyelash kits from suppliers located in China that contained materials from North Korea. ELF imported the false eyelash kits for over four […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC The following entities have been added to OFAC’s SDN List: FATEMIYOUN DIVISION (a.k.a. FATEMIOUN BRIGADE; a.k.a. FATEMIOUN MILITARY DIVISION; a.k.a. FATEMIYOUN; a.k.a. FATEMIYOUN BATTALION; a.k.a. FATEMIYOUN FORCE; a.k.a. FATEMIYYUN; a.k.a. LIWA FATEMIYOUN), Syria; Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] [IRAN-HR] (Linked […]

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