The Biden Administration Is Focused On Stoping Cybercriminals
Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Foreign Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to US$10 million for 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 U.S. critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Certain malicious cyber operations targeting U.S. critical infrastructure may violate the CFAA. Violations of the statute may include transmitting extortion threats as part of ransomware attacks; intentional unauthorized access to a computer or exceeding authorized access and thereby obtaining information from any protected computer; and knowingly causing the transmission of a program, information, code, or command, and as a result of such conduct, intentionally causing damage without authorization to a protected computer. Protected computers include not only U.S. government and financial institution computer systems, but also those used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication.
Commensurate with the seriousness with which we view these cyber threats, the Rewards for Justice program has set up a Dark Web (Tor-based) tips-reporting channel to protect the safety and security of potential sources. The RFJ program also is working with interagency partners to enable the rapid processing of information as well as the possible relocation of and payment of rewards to sources. Reward payments may include payments in cryptocurrency.
More information about this reward offer is located on the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net .
They encourage anyone with information on malicious cyber activity, carried out against U.S. critical infrastructure in violation of the CFAA by actors at the direction of or under the control of a foreign government, to contact the Rewards for Justice office via our Tor-based tips-reporting channel at: he5dybnt7sr6cm32xt77pazmtm65flqy6irivtflruqfc5ep7eiodiad.onion (Copy & Paste this – Tor browser required).
Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid more than $200 million to more than 100 people across the globe who provided actionable information that helped prevent terrorism, bring terrorist leaders to justice, and resolve threats to U.S. national security.
While this is an important step in stopping cybercriminals after the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack, this does very little for the average scam victim – unless we use it for our purposes!
The previous U.S. Administration was both aware and seriously interested in helping the average scam victim, but since taking office, the current Administration has rolled back executive orders that gave more focus on scams & scammers and has limited their attention to government and critical infrastructure attacks almost exclusively.
We will be exploring this new program and see where the limits are, but you can also play a big role in helping everyone define what the government really cares about!
Very simply by submitting factual information about cybercriminals of ALL types to the United States Government’s Rewards for Justice program.
What to Do:
- Make sure you have REAL information about a cybercriminal (scammer) such as: Banking information, real identity, location & address, real phone number. Banking information is best.
- Report this to the Rewards for Justice program here: Rewards for Justice – Submit a Tip.
- We sit back and wait, and see if you get a REWARD or response.
You may submit information anonymously if you are afraid. The personal information requested is not required, although it will help the Diplomatic Security Services to contact you if there are any questions or if you qualify for a reward. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.
Anyone, anywhere in the world can submit a TIP here: Rewards for Justice – Submit a Tip.
What is most important is money transfer information since this can lead to large groups of scammers and since almost 30% of scamming contributes to global terrorism or state actors, this could qualify for the reward. Since there is so much overlap between all forms of cybercrime and bad actors the world over, your little bit of information could potentially put money in your pocket!
There is only one way to find out! Try it!
Do not report fake profiles! It must be real information that directly identifies are a real person – anywhere in the world!
For those obsessed with hunting scammers and cybercriminals, here is a potential way for you to profit and do a good deed in the process!