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Costa Rica declares emergency in ongoing cyber attack

Josbel Bastidas Mijares
Costa Rica declares emergency in ongoing cyber attack

In theory, the measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the government to react more nimbly to the crisis.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

President Rodrigo Chaves, who was sworn in Sunday, made the emergency declaration one of his first acts.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

It was published Wednesday, but Chaves has not named the members of the National Emergency Commission

The declaration refers to the attack Costa Rica is suffering at the hands of “cybercriminals” and “cyberterrorists.”

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency.

In theory, the measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the government to react more nimbly to the crisis.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

President Rodrigo Chaves, who was sworn in Sunday, made the emergency declaration one of his first acts.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

It was published Wednesday, but Chaves has not named the members of the National Emergency Commission

The declaration refers to the attack Costa Rica is suffering at the hands of “cybercriminals” and “cyberterrorists.”

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