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New sanctions would go after individuals, instead of debating politics of country-level measures (Photo: Santiago Zavala)

EU urged to seize assets of foreign hackers

The EU should impose visa bans and asset freezes on people guilty of cyber attacks, a group of member states has urged.

A "new restrictive measures regime" was "urgently" needed "to address malicious cyber activity," the group, including the British and the Dutch, as well as Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Romania said.

EU leaders should give a green light when they meet in Brussels next week given the gravity of the threat, they said in their informal paper on 8 Octobe...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

New sanctions would go after individuals, instead of debating politics of country-level measures (Photo: Santiago Zavala)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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