In the most significant act taken by the Trump administration regarding Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election to date, the White House announced a slew of new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities on Wednesday. The new sanctions address not only efforts to manipulate the American democratic process, however, but also a series of other malicious cyber attacks traced back to Russia in recent years.

Some of those attacks, according to official statements from multiple federal agencies, even successfully infiltrated America’s power grid.

The Administration is confronting and countering malign Russian cyber activity, including their attempted interference in U.S. elections, destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a release that accompanied the sanctions.

These targeted sanctions are a part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia.  Treasury intends to impose additional CAATSA sanctions, informed by our intelligence community, to hold Russian government officials and oligarchs accountable for their destabilizing activities by severing their access to the U.S. financial system.”