Russian ransomware attack raises concerns about future actions

A ransomware attack by a Russian-speaking hacking group on the government of Costa Rica could be a preview of future attacks on the United States and allied governments, some cybersecurity professionals have warned.

The Conti ransomware group claimed responsibility for cyberattacks on several government agencies in Costa Rica starting in mid-April. On May 8, newly elected President Rodrigo Chaves declared a national emergency due to the cyberattacks.

At the same time, Conti began releasing files from a 672-gigabyte trove of data that it says it stole from Costa Rican agencies. The U.S. State Department has offered a $10 million
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