Cyber attacks cause national emergency in Costa Rica

Rodrigo Chaves, President of Costa Rica, has declared a national emergency following a series of cyberattacks on government bodies.

According to BleepingComputer, Conti has published the majority of the 672 GB of data appearing to belong to Costa Rican government agencies.

Chaves signed the declaration into law on Sunday, May 8th, the same day that the former Minister of Finance effectively became the nation’s 49th and current president.

Conti ransomware had claimed the attacks on the country last month.

The country’s public health agency Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) had earlier stated that “a perimeter security review is being carried out on the Conti Ransomware, to verify and prevent possible attacks at the CCSS level.”

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