Less than 100 days are left before the start of the presidential elections in the United States, and the American authorities announcedthat they are ready to pay 10 million dollars for any information about people working for foreign governments and preparing cyberattacks for the upcoming elections. Namely, on the employees of the US election commissions, the US electoral infrastructure, voting machines, as well as the staff of candidates and their employees.
US Department of State officials note that the award is established under the Rewards for Justice initiative and is valid for any information about any form of hacking, for example, it also applies to elections held at the federal, state or local level.
“Our external adversaries can use malicious cyber operations aimed at electoral infrastructure (including voter registration databases and voting machines) to disrupt elections in the United States.
Such adversaries can conduct malicious cyber operations against political organizations or US campaigns to steal confidential information, and then leak this data in order to discredit political organizations or candidates, ”the State Department officials wrote.