The Conti ransomware gang added the Peru MOF – Dirección General de Inteligencia (DIGIMIN) to the list of its victims on its Tor leak site. The National Directorate of Intelligence is the premier intelligence agency in Peru. The agency is responsible for national, military and police intelligence, as well as counterintelligence. The ransomware gang claimed to have stolen 9.41 GB of data.
At the time of this writing, the website of the Peru DIGIMIN is not reachable.
Clearly, an attack against an intelligence agency could lead to the disclosure of secret and confidential documents and pose a risk to national security.
Last week, the US Department of State offered up to $15 million for information that helps identify and locate leadership and co-conspirators of the Conti ransomware gang.
The reward is offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP).
The authorities are offering up to $10 million for information that could allow identifying individuals who hold a key leadership position in the Conti ransomware gang, while an additional $5 million are offered for information that could lead to the arrest and/or conviction of any individual in any country conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in a Conti variant ransomware incident.
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