U.S. to use financial sanctions in response to cyber attacks

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 26, 2016 8:44 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will use sanctions against those behind cyber attacks that target U.S. transportation systems or the power grid, the White House said on Tuesday.

The sanctions will be used in a "targeted manner" and "when the conditions are right and when actions will further U.S. policy," according to prepared remarks by White House counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)