'We Are At War' Costa Rica's President Says While Ransomware Gang Gains Help From Collaborators
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Costa Rica’s president Rodrigo Chaves said that collaborators within Costa Rica are helping the notorious Conti ransomware group extort the country’s government, backing up claims the group made on its website.
The ransomware attack has prevented the government from effectively collecting taxes, and some public employees’ salaries are either being overpaid or underpaid. “We are at war and that is not an exaggeration,” Chaves said. “The war is against an international terrorist group.” Chaves declared a national emergency related to the attack on May 8. Over the past weekend, the gang called for the overthrow of Chaves’s government. Chaves blamed the previous government for not entirely investing in cybersecurity. (AJ Vicens / Cyberscoop)
Related: New York Times, NBC News, GovInfoSecurity.com, Decipher, The Hacker News
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