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Cybercrime, the United States target DarkSide ransomware gang

The United States target DarkSide ransomware gang. The DoS offers a $10,000,000 reward for information leading to the identification or arrest of the malware variants cybercrime operators

The United States offered a $10,000,000 reward for information leading to the identification or arrest of the DarkSide ransomware operators. The cybercrime group, known for the Colonial Pipeline attack, in fact formally stopped its operations. Really, however, it just rebranded and continued attacking with the malware. Furthermore, a $5,000,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of any individual who participate in one of its attacks. According the US Department of State cybersecurity experts, Washington also “looks to nations who harbor ransomware criminals that are willing to bring justice for those victim businesses and organizations affected by ransomware”. Moreover, the rewards are offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), that has paid more than $135 million to date to undercover over 75 transnational criminals and major narcotics traffickers.

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