Ransomware gangs that have infiltrated some Costa Rica government computer systems have increased the threat level.
Now to overthrow the government. From the report: Perhaps realizing that President Rodrigo Chavez had only been in office for a week, the Russian-speaking Conti gang tried to increase the pressure on the ransom by raising the requirement to $20 million. Chaves said at a press conference on Monday that the attacks were occurring both inside and outside Costa Rica. “We are at war, and this is no exaggeration,” Chaves said. He said officials are fighting a national terrorist group with allies inside Costa Rica. Chaves also said the impact is broader than previously known and includes municipalities and state-owned utilities. Twenty-seven government agencies were said to have been affected. He blamed former Carlos Alvarado for not investing in cybersecurity and more aggressively responding to attacks during the government’s decline. In a Monday message, Conti said: I warned you that you are working with people.
Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow the Costa Rica government
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