Costa Rica declares state of emergency in ongoing cyberattack | app

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency. In theory, the measure usually reserved for dealing with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the government to respond more nimbly to the crisis.

President Rodrigo Chaves, who was sworn in on Sunday, made the emergency declaration one of his first acts. It was released on Wednesday, but Chaves did not name the members of the National Emergency Commission.

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