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Conti ransomware claims to have hacked Dirección General de Inteligencia

Exploit: Ransomware

Dirección General de Inteligencia (DIGIMIN): National Government Agency

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Risk to Business: 1.316 = Extreme

Conti ransomware is to blame for continued trouble in Costa Rica’s public sector. After crippling several federal departments last week, the group has not snarled operations at Junta Administrativa del Servicio Eléctrico de Cartago (JASEC), electricity manager for the city of Cartago, population 160,000. Officials said that the attack has encrypted the servers used to manage the organization’s website, e-mail, administrative collection systems and more, rendering customers unable to pay for electricity and internet bills.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business An attack of this nature is a major national security threat to Peru with the potential to expose a great deal of sensitive foreign and domestic intelligence data.

Source: security affairs