Following high-profile data breaches, including North Korea’s virtual invasion of Sony Pictures, President Obama declared a national emergency related to malicious cyber-attacks from abroad. In an executive order signed April 1, 2015, Obama created expansive sanctions designed to curb, as he put it, this “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”

The order gives the U.S. Treasury Department discretion to freeze assets of foreign persons or entities who engage in “or
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