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The Dramatic Cyberattack that Put Latin America on Alert

By Cecilia Tornaghi

The region is the world’s most vulnerable to cyberattacks—and essential state services aren’t safe, writes AS/COA's Cecilia Tornaghi. What can be done?

On April 17, 2022, Jorge Mora was celebrating Easter Sunday at home with his family when a message came across his phone: An international monitor was warning of a cyber breach at Costa Rica’s finance ministry. Mora was the country’s top official in charge of digital governance within the Ministry of... 

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