Five alleged members of the APT41 threat group have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in two separate actions that were unsealed this week.
Meanwhile, the Department of Treasury also imposed sanctions on individuals and organizations associated with Iran-linked APT39.
APT41 (a.k.a. Barium, Winnti, Wicked Panda or Wicked Spider) is known for nation-state-backed cyber-espionage activity as well as financial cybercrime. The Department of Justice alleges that the group “facilitated the theft of source code, software code-signing certificates, customer-account data and valuable business information,” which in turn “facilitated other criminal schemes, including ransomware and cryptojacking.”