On May 30, 2022, Belisario Contreras published “How Costa Rica Found Itself at War Over Ransomware” in CSO. The following is an excerpt:
Costa Rica’s newly-elected president has declared a national state of emergency, as its ongoing crisis costs the nation an estimated USD $38 million a day. Perhaps in a different time, we would assume the country had been struck by a devasting natural disaster or was struggling with some internal conflict—but times have changed. Costa Rica has been struck not by an earthquake or a bomb or a strike, but by a new national crisis: cybercrime.
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