A Conti ransomware attack affected multiple government services in Costa Rica, from the Finance Ministry to the Labor Ministry. One of the most recent victims is the Electricity Service of Cartago (JASEC).
The Finance Ministry had to shut down services for several hours, which brought a halt to the handling of pension distributions and other payments. The Conti ransomware group has demanded $10 million in ransom, but Costa Rica stated that they will not pay anything.
The Active Protection included in Acronis Cyber Protect detects and blocks ransomware like Conti, while the backup and disaster recovery capabilities get you up and running quickly when services are impacted by cyberthreats or even natural disasters.