US pledges $10m for Sandworm information

Authorities in the United States have offered a $10m reward for anyone that can help locate or identify six members of a state-sponsored Russian hacking group responsible for NotPetya.

The call for information was issued by the Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ).

The six officers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU) – Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin – have allegedly worked for GRU Unit 74455, also known as Sandworm.

“These individuals were members of the criminal conspiracy responsible for the June 27 2017, destructive malware infection of computers in the United States and worldwide using malware known as NotPetya,” the State Department notice read.

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