Today the US Department of State announced that will pay a reward of up to $ 10 million for any information that will help the US authorities to identify and locate hackers “acting under the direction or control of a foreign government.” First of all, we are talking about groups that attack American critical infrastructure.
This announcement is a clear consequence of the recent attacks on JBS Foods (which is the world’s largest supplier of beef and poultry and also the second largest producer of pork; the company operates in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and so on, serving customers in 190 countries. ), as well as the American pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline. Recently, these incidents negatively affected the supply of food and fuel in the country, causing little panic among the American population in certain areas.
Let me remind you that experts blame Russian hackers for these attacks, but American organizations are also regularly attacked by hackers from China, Iran and North Korea.
The State Department says it is looking for any evidence that such groups are operating with the help or direction of local authorities. To facilitate the collection of data, the authorities are ready to pay remuneration to whistleblowers, even in cryptocurrency, and have also created a special onion site to receive anonymous “tips”: he5dybnt7sr6cm32xt77pazmtm65flqy6irivtflruqfc5ep7eiodiad.onion .