Following a financially motivated Conti ransomware attack against his administration, Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves announced a state of national cybersecurity emergency over the weekend, crippling the country’s government and economy.
Three weeks ago, the attack was carried out by the notorious Conti ransomware organization. According to a published source, the first government entity targeted was the Ministry of Finance, which has been without digital services since April 18.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications, and the National Meteorological Institute are among the Costa Rican agencies affected. The full extent of the damage is unknown at this time.