Conti Gang Is 'Determined to Overthrow' Costa Rica's Government to Get Ransom Payment
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Following its ransomware attack against the government of Costa Rica, the Conti gang is escalating its rhetoric to force the country to pay a ransom, including issuing calls to change the newly elected government.
New President Rodrigo Chaves Robles declared a national emergency last week rather than pay an alleged $10 million ransom. On its leak site, Conti says, "I appeal to every resident of Costa Rica, go to your government and organize rallies so that they would pay us as soon as possible. [I]f your current government cannot stabilize the situation? maybe it's worth changing it?" It also said that “we are determined to overthrow the government by means of a cyber attack.” (Joe Uchill / SC Magazine)
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