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The State Department is accused of conducting more than 1,000 ransomware operations against U.S. and international infrastructure related to the Russian government known as Offers a $10 million bounty for information on cybercrime syndicates.
Five of his personalities, Target, Reshaev, Professor, Tramp, and Dandis, are involved with Conti, also known as the Wizard Spider.
The State Department has also released the first images of a male suspected target. The man is wearing a black jacket and a white hat with his earmuffs and appears to be holding his hand. A bottle of vodka or another drink.
The US Congress website is temporarily down. Pro-Russian hacking group claims to have carried out the attack
The State Department released this image of a Russian cybercriminal who goes by the online alias "Target."(Department of State)
Conti Group targets law enforcement, 911 dispatch centers, municipalities, and other critical infrastructure It usually steals personal files and demands a ransom to get them back.
The group broke into her 27 government agencies in Costa Rica earlier this year and demanded a $20 million ransom.
"Your government has our insiders," the group told the Costa Rican government in May. You have no choice but to pay us, I know you are hiring a data recovery expert, please don't try to find a workaround."
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Some members of It has pledged to use "counterattacks against enemy critical infrastructure at the start of Russia'sinvasion of Ukraine".
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