Remember last year when we were all reporting on how Conti had crippled Costa Rica with a ransomware attack and was suggesting the people overthrow the government to get one in place that would pay them?
What if that was actually what Conti was trying to test on behalf of Russia or other powers — whether they could overthrow a government by decimating it with a massive ransomware attack? And if they could cripple Costa Rica and leave it vulnerable, what about other Latin American countries?
What if claims of “We’re not political, this is all just business” are a lie and it’s not all just business?
Listen to the newest episode of Darknet Diaries with Jack Rhysider. There is so much many of us didn’t know at the time, and it’s absolutely terrifying.
And I think I owe my Brazilian friend an apology. She has been trying to tell me for a few years that what we hear in the U.S. about South America and Latin America is not the truth and at this rate, the communists will take over all of South America. After listening to the podcast, it strikes me that she may be right about communists trying to do exactly that. Given that I am generally not a conspiracy nut, I will simply reiterate: listen to the podcast and what happened in other countries as well as Costa Rica. Absolutely scary.