A $10 million prize has been promised by the US State Department for any information about hackers working for foreign governments. The law targets people who engage in “malicious cyber actions against US vital infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.” This includes ransomware assaults against “essential infrastructure,” according to officials.
In addition to ransomware, the notice includes a number of other cyber offenses and states that it applies to government computers as well as those employed in or affecting interstate or foreign business or communication.
Over the last two years, ransomware gangs have gained millions by attacking pipelines, manufacturing, hospitals, schools, and municipal governments.
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