Major Cyberattack That Targeted Ukraine to U.S. Subject of $10M Reward

The U.S. government on Tuesday announced a sizeable reward for tips on a massive 2017 cyberattack that had a global impact.

The U.S. Department of State confirmed the $10 million reward in a press release,

stating that it is seeking information that will lead to the location of six officers with the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian

Russian Federation (GRU) who carried out the 2017 NotPetya cyberattack. The group went by many names, including most notably the Sandworm Team.

The six officers are Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov,

Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin.

The State Department's press release alleges that they "deployed destructive malware and took other disruptive actions for the strategic benefit of Russia

through unauthorized access to victim computers." The attack impacted cyberinfrastructure on a global scale, ranging from the U.S. to Ukraine.