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Conti ransomware cripples systems JASEC in Costa Rican town

Exploit: Ransomware

Junta Administrativa del Servicio Eléctrico de Cartago (JASEC): Power Company

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Risk to Business: 1.626 = Severe

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 Infrastructure targets have had increasing trouble in the past 12 months, with the FBI reporting ransomware attacks in 14 of 16 infrastructure sectors.

Source: The Record Media