Ransomware is a growing danger day by day and unfortunately, no permanent measures can be taken against these attacks. It seems like for now, the USA seems to apply the most correct non-technical method against Ransomware attacks.
The Department of State is offering a reward of up to $10M for information leading to the identification and/or location of any leaders of the Conti ransomware group. Additional $5M reward for any information conspiring Conti. The statement was published on 6th of May.
According to several reports, annual income of Conti is about more than $150M and it seems like they are located in Russia.
We think that rewarding is an important measure against ransomware groups because although a lot of technical measures have been taken and talked about, the cases are increasing day by day. With this reward action, Conti members are likely to be exposed in a few months. We will see together whether such a measure will work.