The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control today issued a new round of sanctions in response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
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President Biden today reiterated the call for the private sector to remain vigilant against the threat of Russian cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure entities, noting that “we need everyone to do their part.”
Since the start of the pandemic, banks have reported more sophisticated cyber attacks, said Lisa Arquette, associate director of the FDIC’s anti-money laundering and cyber fraud division at an industry event today.
Speaking at an industry event today, Elizabeth Rosenberg, assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes at the Treasury Department, lauded the financial industry’s quick response to implement a growing list of sanctions against Russia and individuals close to President Putin, in light of the recent invasion of Ukraine.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an alert reminding financial institutions of the importance of identifying and quickly reporting suspicious transactions in connection with sanctioned Russian elites and their families.
The Federal Reserve will raise the interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to a target range of 0.25% to 0.5%, according to the latest Federal Open Market Committee statement issued today.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control today issued a new round of sanctions against Alyaksandr Lukashenka, president of Belarus.
The Treasury Department today issued a new round of sanctions against individuals who have supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, including the management board of VTB Bank, which was also previously sanctioned.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan told bankers today at the American Bankers Association’s Washington Summit that the U.S. financial sector is not seeing any rise in cyberattacks from Russia, but urged bankers to report any suspicions of cyberattacks.
Financial counterterrorism expert discusses what Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and sanctions mean for U.S. banks.