$10 Million Rewards Bolster White House Anti-Ransomware Bid

The rewards are being offered under the State Department's Rewards for Justice program.

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FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, file photo shows the inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. The Biden administration will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity against critical U.S. infrastructure, including ransomware attacks. The administration is launching the website stopransomware.gov to offer the public resources for countering the threat. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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BOSTON (AP) — The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity against critical U.S. infrastructure — including ransomware attacks — and the White House has launched a task force to coordinate efforts to stem the ransomware scourge. The Biden administration is also launching the website stopransomware.gov to offer the public resources for countering the threat and building more…

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