US Offers $15Mln for Info on REvil Leaders, Others Tied to Ransomware Attack
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US is offering up to $10 mln for information leading to the identification or location of any REvil leaders and up to $5 mln for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of any individual participating in a ransomware incident tied to the group, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday.
"The Department of State is offering a reward of up to $10,000,000 for information leading to the identification or location of any individual holding a key leadership position in the Sodinokibi ransomware variant transnational organized crime group. In addition, the Department is offering a reward offer of up to $5,000,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction in any country of any individual conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in a Sodinokibi variant ransomware incident," Price said in a statement.
The REvil ransomware group is believed to be responsible for the ransomware attack on the software firm Kaseya in July, which impacted up to 1,500 businesses worldwide. The cybercriminal group has received more than $200 million in ransom payments, the Treasury Department said.
8 November 2021, 16:46 GMT
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