Latin America Weekly

☠️ Patient zero for Russian cyberattack wave?

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: a major cyberattack hits Costa Rica, Petro clashes with the Army in Colombia, talks surface about a Latin American trade bloc, Mexico sees murder numbers fall.

Costa Rica faces massive government cyberattack

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A recent leak suggests that hacker gang Conti has deep ties to Russia. Photo: Yuya Uzu/Unsplash

An unprecedented ransomware attack has compromised several government servers in Costa Rica. At least six institutions were confirmed to be under attack and suffered blackouts. The hack began on April 18, with the Finance Ministry reporting the theft of 1 terabyte of sensitive data.

What happened. Prolific hacking group Conti claimed responsibility for the attacks. They...

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