Following cyber-attacks by the Conti ransomware organization on numerous government bodies, Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves has declared a national emergency.
According to the BleepingComputer publication, Conti also published the majority of the 672 GB dump, which looks to contain data from Costa Rican government entities.
Cyberattacks Led to National Emergency in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s newly elected President Chaves declared a national emergency on Sunday, May 8th, the reason for this action being continuous Conti ransomware cyberattacks.
Last month, the Conti ransomware claimed a ransomware strike targeting Costa Rican government entities.
The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), the country’s public health organization, previously said that:
A perimeter security review is being carried out on the Conti Ransomware, to check and avoid possible attacks at the CCSS level.
Conti’s data leak site, according to BleepingComputer, was updated yesterday to indicate that the group had exposed 97 percent of the 672 GB data dump reportedly containing data taken from government agencies.
The Ministry of Finance was the first government entity to be impacted by Conti’s malware, and it has yet to thoroughly assess the scale of the security problem or the extent to which taxpayers’ information, payments, and customs