US announces $15 million reward for Russian ransomware hackers

 US announces $15M bounty for Russian ransomware hackers

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The United States has offered a reward of up to $15 million for information about the Russian-based Conti ransomware group, which is accused of cyberattacks around the world. This was stated by State Department spokesman Ned Price, writes Reuters.

According to the FBI, more than 1,000 victims of the Conti hacker group paid a total of more than $150 million. The reward includes $10 million for the identification or location of the group's leaders, as well as up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of anyone colluding with members of the Conti group.

Microsoft previously said that since February 24, dozens of hacker attacks on Ukraine by Russia have been recorded. Hackers hit civilian and military infrastructure.

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