United States offers $10 million reward for five Russian hackers

15 August, 03:53 PM
The US is offering a large reward for information on cybercriminals (Photo:shmeljov/Depositphotos)

The US is offering a large reward for information on cybercriminals (Photo:shmeljov/Depositphotos)

Operated by the U.S. State Department, Rewards for Justice (RFJ) initiative is offering a $10 million rewards for tips about any of five pro-Russia cyber-criminals, responsible for Conti ransomware, RFJ announced on its website.  

RFJ also provided a photo of one of the wanted persons, known under alias Target. Not much is known about the others, besides their aliases – Reshaev, Professor, Tramp, and Dandis.

The group is thought to be operating RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) Conti, which was used in a number of cyber-attacks on healthcare and government services. They are a part of a larger “TrickBot” crew, uncovered by a Ukrainian investigator.

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While there’s no hard evidence that makers of Conti are under Moscow’s control, the hackers have been consistently pro-Russia, and are believed to be living in Russia and neighboring countries.

RFJ is urging anyone who has information about the five suspects to submit tips at RFJ’s website, via a Tor-secured connection.

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