US offers $15 million reward for info on Conti ransomware gang

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The US Department of State is offering up to $15 million for information that helps identify and locate leadership and co-conspirators of the infamous Conti ransomware gang.

Up to $10 million of this reward are offered for info on Conti leaders' identity and location, and an additional $5 million for leading to the arrest and/or convictions of individuals who conspired or attempted to participate in Conti ransomware attacks.

According to a statement issued by State Department spokesman Ned Price, Conti has hit more than 1,000 victims who paid over $150 million in ransoms until January 2022.

"The Conti ransomware group has been responsible for hundreds of ransomware incidents over the past two years," Price said Friday.

"The FBI estimates that as of January 2022, there had been over 1,000 victims of attacks associated with Conti ransomware with victim payouts exceeding $150,000,000, making the Conti Ransomware variant the costliest strain of ransomware ever documented."

In November, the US State Department has also offered rewards of up to $15 million for information on the REvil (Sodinokibi) and Darkside ransomware operations.

The rewards are offered as part of the Department of State's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP). Since 1986, the Department has paid over $135 million in rewards under this program.

Those who can provide this information can submit tips to the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov or using the FBI's Electronic Tip Form.