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Consolidated text: Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1536 of 22 October 2020 implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/796 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

02020R1536 — EN — 22.10.2020 — 000.002


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COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1536

of 22 October 2020

implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/796 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

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(OJ L 351I 22.10.2020, p. 1)


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 406, 3.12.2020, p.  67 (2020/1536)




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COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/1536

of 22 October 2020

implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/796 concerning restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the Union or its Member States

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Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/796 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX

The following entries are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/796:

A. 

Natural persons



 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

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Dmitry Sergeyevich BADIN

Дмитрий Сергеевич БАДИН

Date of birth: 15 November 1990

Place of birth: Kursk, Russian SFSR (now Russian Federation)

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Dmitry Badin took part in a cyber-attack with a significant effect against the German federal parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).

As a military intelligence officer of the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), Dmitry Badin was part of a team of Russian military intelligence officers which conducted a cyber-attack against the German federal parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in April and May 2015. This cyber-attack targeted the parliament’s information system and affected its operation for several days. A significant amount of data was stolen and the email accounts of several MPs as well as of Chancellor Angela Merkel were affected.

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8.

Igor Olegovich KOSTYUKOV

Игорь Олегович КОСТЮКОВ

Date of birth: 21 February 1961

Nationality: Russian

Gender: male

Igor Kostyukov is the current Head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), where he previously served as First Deputy Head. One of the units under his command is the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS), also known as “military unit 26165” (industry nicknames: “APT28”, “Fancy Bear”, “Sofacy Group”, “Pawn Storm” and “Strontium”).

In this capacity, Igor Kostyukov is responsible for cyber-attacks carried out by the GTsSS, including those with a significant effect constituting an external threat to the Union or its Member States.

In particular, military intelligence officers of the GTsSS took part in the cyber-attack against the German federal parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) which took place in April and May 2015 and the attempted cyber-attack aimed at hacking into the Wi-Fi network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands in April 2018.

The cyber-attack against the German federal parliament targeted the parliament’s information system and affected its operation for several days. A significant amount of data was stolen and email accounts of several MPs as well as of Chancellor Angela Merkel were affected.

22.10.2020’

B. 

Legal persons, entities and bodies



 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘4.

85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU)

Address: Komsomol’skiy Prospekt, 20, Moscow, 119146, Russian Federation

The 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GU/GRU), also known as “military unit 26165” (industry nicknames: “APT28”, “Fancy Bear”, “Sofacy Group”, “Pawn Storm” and “Strontium”), is responsible for cyber-attacks with a significant effect constituting an external threat to the Union or its Member States.

In particular, military intelligence officers of the GTsSS took part in the cyber-attack against the German federal parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) which took place in April and May 2015 and the attempted cyber-attack aimed at hacking into the Wi-Fi network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Netherlands in April 2018.

The cyber-attack against the German federal parliament targeted the parliament’s information system and affected its operation for several days. A significant amount of data was stolen and email accounts of several MPs as well as of Chancellor Angela Merkel were affected.

22.10.2020’

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