Hacker News is now reporting that the US government is seeking a $10 million bounty for any botnet that can decrypt encrypted social media content, a new threat that comes at a time when bots are increasingly being used to spy on people.
According to the report, the government is also looking for any information about the botnet’s users that can help identify it.
The government is asking for information about:1.
The IP address of the bot network2.
The date of the last known botnet activity3.
The botnet type, including botnet architecture, host name, and associated IP addresses.4.
The name of the website or application that hosted the botnets activity5.
Any information about how the bot net was detected.
The botnet will need to be infected with malware to work, and the FBI says the bot is capable of executing commands on behalf of a computer with limited or no internet connection.
The FBI has previously sought to find botnet operators using malware to evade detection.
The agency has previously been accused of engaging in a botnet campaign in which it attempted to obtain information about a number of targets, including individuals and companies.
A recent report by security firm FireEye claimed that the government used botnets to obtain the private information of about 1.4 million people.
The report said that the bot’s data can be used for surveillance purposes, and that the FBI’s cyber division was also working on cracking the bot in order to use it to help fight the Islamic State.