The United States offers 10 million to you who provide information about hackers
The United States will offer up to $10 million to anyone who gives it information that enables it to identify cybercriminals acting “under the supervision or control of a foreign government” to attack its critical infrastructure.
This was announced by the State Department of that country in a statement, adding that the action is part of the Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program.
“Some malicious operations targeting critical infrastructure in the United States may be in violation of the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act)،” he explained. He added that these violations could include transmitting extortion threats as part of ransomware attacks or intentional access to a protected computer.
“Protected computers include not only computer systems of the United States government and financial institutions, but also those that use or affect interstate or foreign commerce or communications,” he explained.
Rewards for Justice RFJ has created a channel to receive these reports on its website and works with inter-organizational partners to simplify their processing, as well as paying out rewards for information that enables them to identify cybercriminals, which can be provided with cryptocurrency.
Since its inception in 1984, this initiative has paid more than $200 million to more than 100 individuals around the world who have provided actionable information that has helped prevent terrorism, bring criminals to justice, and resolve security threats.