The US government has announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the identification or apprehension of DarkSide ransomware operation members in key leadership roles.
According to the official announcement, the Department of State is also offering an additional reward of $5,000,000 to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of individuals who intend to take part in a Darkside ransomware attack or an attack that is conducted by one of its rebranded variants, such as BlackMatter.
In addition, the Department is also 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 DarkSide variant ransomware incident.
Any kind of information can be sent to the FBI via https://tips.fbi.gov, as well as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal.
This reward will be applicable to DarkSide rebrands, including the ransomware group’s most recent BlackMatter campaign, as specified in the statement.
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