back to article Uncle Sam slaps $10m bounty on Hive while Russia ban-hammers FBI, CIA

Uncle Sam has put up a $10 million reward for intel on Hive ransomware criminals' identities and whereabouts, while Russia has blocked the FBI and CIA websites, along with the Rewards for Justice site offering the bounty. The $10 million bounty is part of the US State Department's Rewards for Justice program, and in a Thursday …

  1. ChoHag Silver badge

    > as well as discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation

    This is Russia's sole prerogative.

    And a fine job they're doing, too.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    More Disinformation

    The IRA is a Russian troll farm charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election and is thought to have helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and Prigozhin was the alleged money man behind the operation.

    Here's another take on 2016 presidential election interference ...... .... which offers a completely different picture on who/what was responsible for Hillary Clinton's defeat?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "send us your tip via our Tor tip line."

    And we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

    No need to leave your email address.


    1. Black Label1
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      Re: "send us your tip via our Tor tip line."

      Unfortunately, they also fail to say some past informers got whacked.

      Do not leak your state secrets to USA fellas. Not good for your health.

  4. lundril

    Too risky?

    I am asking myself: If I would be a cybercriminal and I knew something about "The Hive", would I then contact any of the US Authorities?

    I have to admit, I think I probably would not. I would be too afraid to vanish into a dark hole; to me it seems this is the preferred method of all the Three Letter Agencies to obtain information.

    So no thank you: I think I would keep my mouth tightly shut and stay anonymous.

    Of course not being a cybercriminal in the first place is anyway the safer option :-)

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