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North Korean officials and entities targeted by Obama sanctions in response to Sony hack

01/02/2015 02:23 EST | Updated 03/04/2015 05:59 EST
President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Treasury Department said the targets are three state-controlled entities and 10 North Korean officials, including:

— Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea's primary intelligence organization that runs the country's cyber warfare

— Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation, the state-owned arms dealer and exporter of equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons

— Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, which obtains technology to support North Korea's defence research

— Kil Jong Hun and Kim Kwang Yon, who represent the southern African interests of KOMID

— Jang Song Chol, a KOMID representative in Russia working to obtain weapons materials from individuals in Sudan

— Yu Kwang Ho, a North Korean government official

— Kim Yong Chol and Jang Yong Son, KOMID representatives in Iran

— Kim Kyu, KOMID's external affairs officer

— Ryu Jin and Kang Ryong, KOMID officials operating in Syria

— Kim Kwang Chun, a Korea Tangun Trading Corporation representative in Shenyang, China