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Reward Offers for Information on LockBit Leaders and Designating Affiliates – United States Department of State

The Department of State is announcing reward offers totaling up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of any individual participating in a LockBit ransomware variant attack and for information leading to the identification and/or location of any key leaders of the LockBit ransomware group. 

Since January 2020, LockBit actors have executed over 2,000 attacks against victims in the United States, and around the world, causing costly disruptions to operations and the destruction or exfiltration of sensitive information.  More than $144 million in ransom payments have been made to recover from LockBit ransomware events.

The reward offer complements announcements by the Department of Justice  and the Federal Bureau of Investigation  with the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency, along with other international partners, of a coordinated series of law enforcement actions that will disrupt the LockBit ransomware criminal organization.

To further strengthen our fight against malicious cyber actors, the United States also designated two individuals involved in LockBit pursuant to Executive Order 13694 . We will continue to stand with our partners to disrupt ransomware actors that threaten our economies and critical infrastructure. For more information on this designation, please see Treasury’s press release .

Please direct information in response to the reward offer to the FBI through email at fbisupp@fbi.gov, by Telegram at @LockBitRewards, and by Signal at +1-646-258-2533.  This reward is offered under the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program (TOCRP), which supports law enforcement efforts to disrupt transnational crime globally and bring fugitives to justice.  

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