The US State Department on Thursday announced a reward of up to $10 million (about Rs 743.6 crore) for information on the identity or location of someone with a key leadership position at Darkside, a cybercrime organization the FBI said. He is located in Russia. .
The State Department also said it is offering a reward of up to $5 million (about Rs 37.18 crore) for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone attempting to participate in the Darkside ransomware incident in any country. .
“In offering this bounty, the United States demonstrates its commitment to protecting ransomware victims worldwide from exploitation by cybercriminals,” the department said in a statement.
Colonial Pipeline says it has paid nearly $5 million to hackers Bitcoin To regain access to your system. In June, the US Justice Department recovered about $2.3 million (about Rs 17.10 crore) in ransom.
The State Department in July offered a reward of up to $10 million for providing the identity or location of anyone who, acting under the direction or control of a foreign government, could conduct malicious cyber attacks against critical US infrastructure. takes part in the activities.
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