LatinNews Daily - 01 June 2022

In brief: New cyberattack targets Costa Rica’s social security institute

* Costa Rica’s national social security institute (CCSS) has reported a new cyberattack which has reportedly forced it to deactivate its digital record-keeping system, affecting the country’s hospitals and clinics. This is the latest in a string of cyberattacks which have been affecting Costa Rica since late April, prompting the country’s new president, Rodrigo Chaves, to declare a state of emergency upon taking office on 8 May. In a press conference, the CCSS president Álvaro Ramos said that 30 of the 1,500 servers owned by the CCSS had been affected. While the earlier attacks, which affected institutions like the finance ministry, were attributed to Russia-based cybercrime group Conti, officials have yet to say who was behind the latest attack targeting the CCSS.

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