Targets of Obama's sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

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 defense 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