The United States has announced a $ 10 million bounty for information about state-sponsored hackers


Martin Ricker, Texas News Today

Jul 19, 2021


The U.S. Department of State has announced incentives of up to $ 10 million for information that works according to foreign government directives and helps identify or identify cyberattackers targeting critical U.S. infrastructure.


This potentially beneficial initiative for white hat hackers is part of the US State Departmentís Rewards for Justice Program (RFJ), which is managed by the Diplomatic Security Service.


The RFJ program, launched in 1984, has paid more than $ 200 million to more than 100 people who provided information to help fight the war on terrorism and resolve threats to US national security.


In a detailed post published Thursday, the US State Department stated that cyber operations reported under the compensation program must violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The activities that violate the CFAA are: