US Government Offers $ 10 Million Reward for Information on DarkSide Hacking Group

As a reminder, in May of this year, as a result of an attack using a ransomware virus,

pipeline through which 45% is transportedfuel used on the US East Coast. The Colonial Pipeline hack incident has led to panic buying and heightened fears about the threat posed by hacked national infrastructure.

The US State Department decided to strengthenpressured hackers and offers rewards of up to $ 10 million to anyone who can communicate the “identity or whereabouts” of the leaders of the group in charge - an organization known as DarkSide.

In addition to the 10 million rewarddollars, the State Department is offering a reward of up to $ 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of “anyone conspiring to participate or attempt to participate in a DarkSide variant ransomware incident.”

What exactly this means is unclear.Is the “DarkSide variant extortion incident” one involving the group's hacking tools? What if the software was slightly modified? The wording seems to be deliberately ambiguous, allowing the Department of State to spread the widest possible network.

So if you are not a city crazy and really know something, there is a good chance to earn extra money.

Source: theverge

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