Costa Rican Government Struck by Cyberattack

The Costa Rican government confirmed a cyberattack on some of its official platforms that affected its finance ministry and another department. 

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Telecommunications or the Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones de la República de Costa Rica (MICITT) and the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) websites were still inaccessible as of this writing. 

Following the incident, authorities temporarily disabled platforms deemed susceptible, according to the ministry’s statement published on its Twitter account, which said that experts were trying to identify and remedy the issues.

Tax and customs platforms had been temporarily stopped for external users as of Tuesday. 

The education ministry’s internal finance systems and payroll services, as well as the supreme electoral court’s, were also shut down.

In a tweet, Costa Rica’s social security system Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social said it is also on alert and “constantly monitors and prevents cyber attacks.”

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