A joint Cybersecurity Advisory by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a series of protective measures to help reduce the impact of attacks being carried out by the CL0P Ransomware Gang.

The long-standing ransomware group, also known as TA505, is currently targeting a vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer software (CVE-2023-3436), and has reportedly stolen data from underlying MOVEit Transfer databases.

Now, though, there is a reward up for grabs for anybody able to draw links between the gang and foreign governments.

CL0P bounty is announced

The US State Department Rewards for Justice Program announced in a Tweet:

“Do you have info linking CL0P Ransomware Gang or any other malicious cyber actors targeting U.S. critical infrastructure to a foreign government? Send us a tip. You could be eligible for a reward.”

The US is most concerned about extortion threats, unauthorized access, and destruction relating to critical and protected infrastructure, including those used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication.

Rewards for Justice is welcoming any information via Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, and its Tor-based tip line.

The supporting post details plans to make rewards of up to $10 million available to those able to provide “information leading to the identification or location of any person who, while acting at the direction or under the control of a foreign government, participates in malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).”

It also reports that “possible relocation and rewards payments by cryptocurrency may be available to eligible sources.”

While it is not known who is behind the group, its name is believed to be derived from the Russian word ‘klop,’ which means bedbug (via Sangfor). It is also believed that CL0P was behind Tasmanian Government attacks earlier this year.

Go to Source

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and InstagramWe are growing. Join our 6,000+ followers and us.

At TechRookies.com will strive to help turn Tech Rookies into Pros!

Want more articles click Here!

Deals on Homepage!

M1 Finance is a highly recommended brokerage start investing today here!

WeBull. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get 3 free stocks valued up to $6300 by opening & funding a #Webull brokerage account! “>Get started >Thanks for visiting!

Subscribe to our newsletters. Here! On the homepage

Tech Rookies Music Here!

Disclaimer: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post at no charge to you and thanks for supporting Tech Rookies.

Disclosure: Links contain affiliates. When you buy through one of our links we will receive a commission. This is at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Teachrookies.com

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes and should not be considered professional investment advice. It contains some forward-looking statements that should not be taken as indicators of future performance. Every investor has a different risk profile and goals. All investments have risks. Always do your own research or hire an expert before investing and trading.