The US Department of State announced on Saturday they are offering up to $10 million for information leading to the identification and/or location of anyone in a leadership position in the Conti ransomware gang. Additionally, they are offering $5 million for information leading to the arrest of anyone conspiring or participating in a Conti ransomware incident. The FBI estimates the Conti ransomware gang has extorted victims for over $150 million making them one of the most profitable cyber-criminal organizations. The reward is offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP). The State Department has offered similar rewards in the past for information on REvil and Darkside threat groups.
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