The US has offered a $15 million reward for information on the Conti Ransomware Group

The US has offered a $15 million reward for information on the Conti Ransomware Group ...

On Friday, the US offered a $15 million reward for information on Conti''s ransomware group, which was deposed for worldwide cyber extortion attacks, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

According to Price, the FBI claims that over 1,000 victims of the Conti group have paid a total of $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,154 crore) in ransomware payments.

"In offering this reward, the United States demonstrate its commitment to protecting potential ransomware victims around the world from cyber crimes," he said.

The reward includes $10 million (roughly Rs. 77 crore) for identification or the location of leaders of the group, and $5 million (roughly Rs. 38 crore) for information that leads to the arrest of anyone conspiring with Conti.

Last year, the FBI claimed Conti was responsible for striking 16 medical and first responder networks in the United States.

Conti was accused in April for an attack on Costa Rica''s tax and customs platforms, which was affecting the central American country''s foreign trade.

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If they respond to Russia''s invasion of Ukraine, the Conti group promised to attack Kremlin''s enemies in February.

Thomson Reuters in 2022

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