Rather than pay $20 million in ransom to a Russian hacking gang that took dozens of government and public entities offline for two months, Costa Rican officials sought other options. As the local economy reportedly bled about $30 million a day, much of it in lost productivity, Costa Rica set out to restore each attacked ministry, one at a time. Efforts are ongoing.
Cyberattacks may cost taxpayers more as governments shun ransomware payments
August 25, 2022