Guidance

Financial sanctions, Cyber

UK financial sanctions are in place for persons, entities or bodies involved in certain cyber activity.This page contains the current list of designated targets.

Documents

Current list of designated persons: Cyber-Attacks

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Details

The Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 ensure sanctions aimed at furthering the prevention of certain cyber activity are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

Context

The Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 put in place sanctions measures aimed at furthering the prevention of cyber activity which:

  • undermines, or is intended to undermine, the integrity, prosperity or security of the UK or a country other than the UK
  • directly or indirectly causes, or is intended to cause, economic loss to, or prejudice to the commercial interests of, those affected by the activity
  • undermines, or is intended to undermine, the independence or effective functioning of an international organisation, or a non-governmental organisation or forum whose mandate or purposes relate to the governance of international sport or the internet
  • otherwise affects a significant number of persons in an indiscriminate manner

UK regulations

EU Regulations (applicable prior to 11:00pm, 31 December 2020)

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/796

Find out more about UK cyber sanctions

Published 28 June 2019
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  2. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 24/11/2020, Cyber-Attacks (Reg 2020/1744)’

  3. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 23/10/2020, Cyber-Attacks (Reg 2020/1536)’

  4. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 31/07/2020, Cyber-Attacks (Reg 2020/1125)'

  5. First published.