Nebenzia: The United States offers $10 million to those who “prove” Russia’s participation in hacker attacks


Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said that in April 2022, Washington announced a monetary reward to anyone who would help prove the version about the alleged involvement of Russian intelligence in cyber attacks on the United States.

At a meeting of the UN Security Council, Nebenzia said that the United States offered money in the amount of $ 10 million for “proof” of cyber attacks from Russia on the United States. “Our repeated calls to resolve issues through the competent departments have been ignored,” he stressed.

According to the permanent representative, the West attracts hacker associations and ordinary users to the organization of cyber attacks. Tools and detailed instructions for organizing computer attacks are publicly available. At the same time, they are campaigning on social networks to organize attacks against the infrastructure of Russia.

“Against this background, we were not surprised that Nina Yankovich, a native of Western Ukraine known for leading an information campaign to whitewash neo-Nazism in Ukraine and spreading information about the never—existing Russiagate, was appointed head of the “Council for Countering Disinformation” created on April 27 at the US Department of Homeland Security,” he said. Nebenzia.

The diplomat added that in the United States itself, “such blatant cynicism caused a scandal,” as a result of which Yankovic resigned, and the project was frozen. Nebenzia is sure that he will be resuscitated “in one form or another.” “Because, apart from promoting fakes and disinformation, our Western colleagues have almost no diplomatic methods left,” he concluded.

Most likely, the diplomat was referring to a reward of up to $ 15 million for information about the Russian group of extortionists Conti, which is accused of cyber attacks with the aim of extortion around the world. The FBI estimates that more than 1,000 victims of the Conti group have paid a total of more than $150 million in ransom, Price said in a statement.

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