US offers $15m reward for information about Conti ransomware gang


The US government is offering up to $15 million for information about key leaders of the notorious Conti ransomware group and any individual participating in an attack using a variant of Conti’s malware.

In its notice issued May 6, the US Department of State said the Conti ransomware variant was the costliest strain of ransomware on record, noting that as of January, there were more than 1,000 victims of attack that involved Conti ransomware, with payouts surpassing $150 million.

The State Department also noted an attack on the government of Costa Rica in April that disrupted its customs and tax platforms, hurting foreign trade.

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Source: The Register