Conti ransomware is an extremely damaging malicious actor due to the speed with which encrypts data and spreads to other systems.
The cyber-crime action is thought to be led by a Russia-based group that goes under the Wizard Spider pseudonym.
The group is using phishing attacks in order to install the TrickBot and BazarLoader Trojans in order to obtain remote access to the infected machines.
Those who provide information that leads to the identification of key members of the infamous Conti cybercrime gang will be eligible for rewards of up to $10 million from the United States Department of State.
The Department of State is offering a reward of up to $10,000,000 for information leading to the identification and/or location of any individual(s) who hold a key leadership position in the Conti ransomware variant transnational organized crime group. In addition, the Department is also offering a reward of up to $5,000,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of any individual in any country conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in a Conti variant ransomware incident.
The Conti ransomware group has been responsible for hundreds of ransomware incidents over the past two years. The