US offers $10 million reward against election interference

Reporting Foreign Interference in US Elections Can Earn You a $10M Reward

The Trump administration will offer up to $10 million to any individual who provides information about foreign hackers who seek to influence the outcome of the 2020 election.

Persons engaged in certain malicious cyber operations targeting election or campaign infrastructure may be subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, which criminalizes unauthorized computer intrusions and other forms of fraud related to computers.

Allegations of foreign interference, especially by Russian Federation, in the 2016 USA presidential elections had been a big political issue in the country.

Since its creation in 1984, the RFJ program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people across the globe for "actionable intelligence" leading to the prevention of terrorism, bringing terrorist leaders to justice and resolving threats to United States national security, the release said.

The United States "offers a reward of up to 10 millions of dollars for information allowing to identify or locate any person which, acting under the orders or under the control of a foreign government, interferes in the American elections", declared the American secretary of state during a press conference.

In July, the Democratic Party's candidate for the November 3 election, Mr Joe Biden, said he received a security briefing on plans by the Russians to interfere again. The analysis detail shows how Russian disinformation spreads, often from propaganda websites, via fake personas trying to present anti-Western content as legitimate news.



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