U.S. imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions covering four companies and one person involved in hiding malicious funds and cyber activities.

The U.S. Treasury said it and South Korea had jointly imposed sanctions on Kim Sang-man and Xinyong Information Technology Cooperation Corporation.

The other three groups, the 110 Research Center, Pyongyang University of Automation and the Technical Reconnaissance Bureau, are already under sanctions from South Korea for engaging in cyber operations and generating illicit revenue to support North Korea's weapons of mass destruction programs, it said.

Bryan Nelson, Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Information, said: "Today's action continues to highlight North Korea's extensive cyber and IT operations that finance the regime's illicit weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs."