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09 November 2022 Security News

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  • Statement from CISA Director Easterly on the Security of the 2022 Elections CISA 09 Nov 2022 -- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly issued the following statement today on the security and the resilience of the 2022 elections:
  • Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 09 Nov 2022A Pennsylvania man was sentenced yesterday to 208 months, more than 17 years, in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, aka ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • Designating Associates of an Al-Qa'ida Financial Facilitator US Dept. of State 09 Nov 2022 -- The United States is taking action against two associates of U.S.-designated Al-Qa'ida facilitator Ahmed Luqman Talib, pursuant to a sanctions authority that targets terrorist groups and their supporters.
  • Treasury Designates Business Partners of Sanctioned al-Qa'ida Financial Facilitator and External Operations Plotter US Treasury 09 Nov 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two business associates of a sanctioned al-Qa'ida financial facilitator and external operations plotter. The two individuals designated today are Mohamad Irshad Mohamad Haris Nizar and Musab Turkmen, who conducted businesses activities to assist Ahmed Luqman Talib (Talib), who was previously designated by OFAC for facilitating the international movement of individuals and finances in furtherance of al-Qa'ida's objectives. Australian authorities arrested Talib on March 25, 2021, and days later charged him with plotting incursions into foreign states for the purpose of engaging in hostile activities.
  • Treasury Sanctions Internet-based Suppliers of Illicit Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Drugs US Treasury 09 Nov 2022 -- Today, in coordination with partners in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK), the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Alex Adrianus Martinus Peijnenburg (Peijnenburg), Martinus Pterus Henri De Koning (De Koning), Matthew Simon Grimm (Grimm), and nine entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14059 for supplying illicit fentanyl, synthetic stimulants, cannabinoids, and opioids to U.S. markets through internet sales and a host of shell companies.

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