There is an unprecedented rise of ransomware attacks against companies. As a result, many companies are finding themselves victims to cyber-attackers demanding payments to avoid shutting down their business. OFAC concerns must be addressed before any company decides to facilitate payment to cyber-attackers.

China is reviewing their current export control regulations and issuing updates, including a new law which would enable the Chinese government to take reciprocal measures against countries that undermine their export control measures and threaten their national security and interests.