back to article Costa Rican government held up by ransomware … again

Last month the notorious Russian ransomware gang Conti threatened to overthrow Costa Rica's government if a ransom wasn't paid. This month, another band of extortionists has attacked the nation. Fresh off an intrusion by Conti last month, Costa Rica has been attacked by the Hive ransomware gang. According to the AP, Hive hit …

  1. Bitsminer Bronze badge

    "...humans were the root cause of 82 percent of breaches..."

    No.

    The report says "the human element impacted 82 percent of breaches." That's not the same thing.

    The "root cause" is the bad actor sending phishing emails or business compromise emails, attacking RDP ports, web mail, and so on.

    1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: "...humans were the root cause of 82 percent of breaches..."

      The "root cause" is the bad actor sending phishing emails or business compromise emails, attacking RDP ports, web mail, and so on password.

      Man really did hack Trump’s Twitter account by guessing password

  2. Vir_Floridanus

    Island ???

    When did Costa Rica break off the Central American isthmus and become and island ?

    1. b0llchit Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Island ???

      An island, ever since it was dictated by rumor and enforced by computer?

    2. chivo243 Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Island ???

      It must have been since Thursday... I was helping my son with geography, and Costa Rica was still attached then!

    3. logicalextreme

      Re: Island ???

      It's a nifty way of interrupting the drug trade routes between the Americas. Perhaps they're joining the Galápagos Islands.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Island ???

        eh... could go either way...

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Trollface

    "Most cyber attacks can't succeed unless someone falls for them"

    Now that is a profound statement, on par with "most phones get stolen by pickpockets".

    I wonder what other gems of wisdom Proofpoint will bestow upon Humanity in the future ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Pascal Monett - Re: "Most cyber attacks can't succeed unless someone falls for them"

      Let's say, like for instance "stupidity is a highly available, renewable economic resource" ?

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