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US offers rewards to stop foreign ransomware attacks

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday offered $10 million rewards for information on online extortionists abroad as it stepped up efforts to halt a sharp rise in ransomware attacks, which US officials say often originate in Russia. The State Department said it would pay $10 million to anyone who can identify or locate a person who attacks US critical infrastructure online “while acting at the direction¬†or under the control of a foreign government.” As part of a concerted push, the federal government also unveiled a website,, that offers guidelines to businesses, g…

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