Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate.
Hackers sponsored by Russia have been trying to break into U.S. state and local government computer networks and in two instances were successful, U.S. government agencies said on Thursday - the second major warning over foreign hacking in as many days.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had personally intervened to ensure that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could receive medical treatment in Germany after the opposition politician's allies said he had been poisoned.
The European Union imposed sanctions on the head of Russia's military intelligence, Igor Kostyukov, and another Russian on Thursday, accusing them of stealing Angela Merkel's emails in a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament.
Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia's military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for 2015 cyber attacks on Germany's parliament, the foreign office said on Thursday.
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Russian-backed hackers have been accused of trying to break into U.S. state and local government computer networks. It's the second major warning over foreign interference in as many days. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.