US government offers up to $15m for Conti info
Authorities in the US have offered up to $15 million in rewards for information leading to the identification, arrest, and/or conviction of any individual affiliated with Conti ransomware variant attacks.
The money, offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), is split into two pots: up to $10m for information on the identity or location of any individual who holds or has held a “key leadership position” in Conti; and up to $5m for information resulting in the arrest or conviction of anyone conspiring to use the malware maliciously.
FBI figures cited by the State Department suggest that the Conti malware variant has been linked to upwards of 1000 attacks in the past two years, costing victims over $150m. These figures would make Conti the highest-grossing ransomware of all time.