U.S. Sanctions Ban Iranian Players’ Access to War of Warcraft

The Guardian reports that last week, Blizzard Entertainment’s online message board started receiving messages from Iranian players complaining that they could not access the War of Warcraft’s servers. The War of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game which is tremendously popular. Since then, the company posted a statement on the message board stating, “What we can tell you is […]

ING Bank to Forfeit $619 Million for Role in Violating US Sanctions Laws

ING Bank N.V., a financial institution headquartered in Amsterdam, has agreed to forfeit $619 million to the Justice Department and the New York County District Attorney’s Office for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) and for violating New York state laws by illegally […]