The program “Rewards for Justice” of the Department of State of EE. UU. (DoS) he announced this week that it is offering a reward of up to USD 10 million “for information about malicious cyber activities abroad against US infrastructure”. The department further stated that “the reward may include payments in cryptocurrencies.”
The DoS clarified that its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program offers the reward of up to USD 10 million “for information leading to the identification or location of any person who, while acting under the direction or control of a foreign government, engage in malicious cyber activities against critical US infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).”
The announcement adds that Rewards for Justice is also “working with interagency partners to enable rapid processing of information, as well as possible relocation and payment of rewards to sources.” Most notably, however, the DoS clarified that reward payments can include payments in cryptocurrencies.
The program “has established a tip reporting channel on the Dark Web (based on Tor) to protect the safety of potential sources,” the State Department noted. RFJ’s goal is “to bring international terrorists to justice and prevent acts of international terrorism against US persons or property,” as its website describes.