At The Hill by Katie Bo Williams --
Obama administration on Thursday announced a slate of economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for a widespread hacking campaign geared at interfering in the U.S. presidential election.
The sanctions target two of Russia’s main intelligence organizations, as well as six individuals implicated in the campaign.
Both the Federal Security Service (FSB), the main successor to the KGB, and the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence operation, were targeted.
“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” Obama said in a statement, adding that the hacks “could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government.”