Hackers threatened Costa Rica’s health system by demanding $5 billion in bitcoin

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On Tuesday, Costa Rica’s healthcare system was targeted by hackers known as “Hive Ransomware Group” who, after encrypting the social security agency’s servers, demanded that it pay “$5 billion in bitcoin” to decrypt them again.

As a precaution, the agency shut down its systems, leaving thousands of people in need of medical care thanks to the greed of these malicious hackers.

Tech Xplore, which brought the news to our attention, also points out that there was no way to update the COVID-19 infection numbers even as a wave of infection sweeps across the country.

Let’s hope those responsible have a conscience and back down on their claims. Maybe they should take a page out of the book of Mr. White Hat-the dude who got a job after stealing $600 million from the Poly Network and then giving it back.

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