US offers $ 10 million in cryptocurrency to anyone who informs about activities on the dark web

The US State Department created the rewards for justice (RFJ) program to increase the level of reporting of activities in the dark network that threaten the country. 

The mission of the U.S. Department of state as part of the fight against cyber crime, ” directed or controlled by a foreign government, the computer fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) malicious cyber attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure violating the identification of the presence or $ 10 million for a person who was involved in the offer they give you.”

National security issues related to cybercrime have made headlines recently, and cryptocurrency-related crimes, such as cutting the Colonial Pipeline, have drawn world attention to the effects of cybercrime.  Last week, hackers carried out the largest Dec hack in history with Poly Network, an inter-chain communication protocol that has invested more than $ 600 million in various cryptocurrencies.

While the RFJ program has been going on for some time, this is the first opportunity that informants can choose to receive their rewards in cryptocurrency. A State Department spokesman commented on the distribution of the program:

“We’ve been working on this for a while, and it came at a very good time that we were able to deploy it because critical infrastructure and ransomware programs are at the top of the news cycle and are a major concern for the U.S. government.”; 

Another official reacted to the decision to offer cryptocurrency under these circumstances, noting that it was probably more appropriate:

“Something that provides complete anonymity and the first layer of security on the dark web is probably more suitable for these people,”he said.,;;

The reward for justice program has been in operation for nearly four decades and has paid more than $ 150 million to individuals who have”useful information that puts terrorists behind bars or prevents international acts of terrorism around the world.” 

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