United States offers $10 million who provide suspected hackers information
Get $10 million by providing information on suspected cyber terrorists, extremists, and state-sponsored hackers, an offer is made by the United States government.
U.S. State Department created a platform named “Rewards for Justice (RFJ)” for the individual who provides anonymous tips and information in return for rewards in digital assets. The informants have the option of receiving pay in cryptocurrency or not.
On the site, people submit tips using an unsecured Wi-Fi network named #RewardsnotRansoms, which was advertised at a Black Hat event in the United States in Las Vegas.
Users can log in and access the Rewards for Justice Website due to the open network.
The initiative was described as ‘the U.S. government’s most public foray into crypto assets’ by Former Director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina.
Although tips are already rolling in, one State Department official noted that cyber-enforcement activities are typically delayed, noting that:
“We are receiving tips. We are evaluating tips. We’ll share those tips with the interagency partners. They must then use that information and reach out and begin their investigation”.
Another official said:
“I think this offer of cryptocurrency is something that we will be using in the future for other types of rewards. It could encourage other types of sources to come to us with information who may not have wanted to come to us before”.
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