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17 November 2022 Security News

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  • Political Consultant Convicted for Scheme Involving Illegal Foreign Campaign Contribution to 2016 Presidential Campaign US Dept. of Justice 17 Nov 2022 -- A federal jury today convicted a political consultant for his role in funneling illegal foreign campaign contributions from a Russian foreign national to a 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Treasury Sanctions Illicit Fentanyl-Trafficking La Nueva Familia Michoacana and its Leaders US Treasury 17 Nov 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated La Nueva Familia Michoacana and its co-leaders, Johnny Hurtado Olascoaga (Johnny Hurtado) and Jose Alfredo Hurtado Olascoaga (Jose Hurtado), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14059, for having engaged in, or attempted to engage in, activities or transactions that materially contributed to, or pose a significant risk of materially contributing to, the international proliferation of illicit drugs or their means of production. La Nueva Familia Michoacana smuggles illicit drugs into and throughout the United States.
  • Afghan Terror Groups Pose Limited Threat to US, Assessments Find VOA 17 Nov 2022 -- Some of the more dire predictions about the boost terror groups in Afghanistan would get from the sudden U.S. withdrawal have not come to pass, with recent assessments suggesting organizations such as al-Qaida and Islamic State have yet to regenerate formidable external attack capabilities.
  • Sweden to Strengthen Anti-Terror Law as Required by Turkey for NATO Bid Sputnik 17 Nov 2022 -- Barely a week ago, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson vowed that his country will take "big steps" that will give its legal authorities "more muscle to fight terrorism". Experts have stressed that the new legislation would make it easier to prosecute members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and other organizations blacklisted by Ankara.
  • Government resolution guides Finland's counter-terrorism activities Finnish Government 17 Nov 2022 -- The Government has adopted a resolution on the National Counter-Terrorism Strategy for 2022-2025. The Strategy sets out the strategic counter-terrorism objectives and actions and supports sustained and broad cooperation among all those involved in counter-terrorism. This is an update to the previous strategy and it does not contain any significant new strategic guidelines.
  • Tourists Canceling Trips to Uganda Over Ebola Fears VOA 17 Nov 2022 -- Uganda's tourism sector is once again being hit by effects from a deadly disease.
  • U.S.-ROK Joint Symposium on Countering DPRK Cyber Threats to Cryptocurrency Exchanges US Dept. of State 17 Nov 2022 -- "Today, the United States and the Republic of Korea convened a symposium in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK) to discuss steps partner governments and private sector stakeholders can take to defend against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) malicious cyber operations that steal funds from cryptocurrency exchanges and other virtual asset service providers to support its unlawful weapons of mass destruction programs."

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