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Russian Conti Ransomware Gang Threatens to Overthrow New Costa Rican Government

May 17, 2022

The notorious Conti ransomware gang, which last month staged an attack on Costa Rican administrative systems, has threatened to “overthrow” the new government of the country.

“We are determined to overthrow the government by means of a cyber attack, we have already shown you all the strength and power,” the group said on its official website. “We have our insiders in your government. We are also working on gaining access to your other systems, you have no other options but to pay us.”

In a further attempt to increase pressure, the Russian-speaking cybercrime syndicate has raised its ransom demand to $20 million in return for a decryption key to unlock their systems.

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