When a Country Is Held Hostage: What to Make of Costa Rica’s Ransomware Attack

Stratfor When A Country Is Held Hostage Costa Rica Ransomware Attack

While the Ukraine conflict continues to flare on the ground, another one has been taking place in cyberspace — not in Ukraine (though cyberwar is most definitely occurring there, too), but nearly 7,000 miles away in Costa Rica. For more than a month now, a ransomware attack has paralyzed parts of the government in San Jose. The attack has crippled several government agencies, most notably the finance ministry, whose online tax collection system has gone offline. 

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