Costa Rican chaos, a warning that the ransomware threat persists

Teachers do not receive paychecks. The tax and customs systems were paralyzed. Paramedics cannot access medical records or monitor the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declares war on foreign hackers who say they want to overthrow the government. For two months, Costa Rica has been reeling from unprecedented ransomware attacks that have disrupted daily […]

Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Institutions

WASHINGTON — A Russian hacking cartel has carried out an extraordinary cyberattack against the Costa Rican government, disrupting its tax collection and export systems for more than a month now, forcing the country to declare a state of emergency. Russia-based ransomware gang Conti claimed responsibility for the attack, which began on April 12, and threatened […]