The U.S. State Department’s Judicial Rewards Program provides awards of up to 10 million U.S. dollars to “obtain information about foreign malicious cyber activities targeting critical U.S. infrastructure.” The department further stated that “reward payments may include cryptocurrency payments.”

  • The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program will provide up to 10 million U.S. dollars in rewards to “reward anyone who can identify or determine any person if they act under someone’s direction or under their control. The location of the person. Foreign governments have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to participate in malicious cyber activities against critical U.S. infrastructure.”
  • Justice Rewards is an anti-terrorism reward program established by the State Council in accordance with the 1984 Anti-International Terrorism Act. The bureau is managed by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. “RFJ’s goal is to bring international terrorists to justice and prevent international terrorist acts against Americans or property,” its website describes.
  • The announcement further showed that the Justice Rewards Program has paid more than 200 million U.S. dollars to more than 100 people around the world since its establishment.
  • The US State Department pointed out that the plan “has established a dark web (Tor-based) prompt reporting channel to protect the safety and security of potential sources.”

  • The announcement added that the Justice Rewards program also “worked with inter-agency partners to achieve rapid processing of information and possible repositioning and payment of rewards to the source.” In addition, the department stated:

Reward payments may include cryptocurrency payments.

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