In an average of more than five million vulnerability attempts per day, cyber attackers tried to compromise Costa Rican public and private computer systems at least two billion times in 2022, according to the specialized firm Fortinet.
Despite this, our country is not on the podium of this study, which ranks Mexico as the most attacked country in Latin America, followed by Brazil and Colombia.
Regionally, attempts to damage servers and endpoints totaled more than 360 billion last year.
Among the most damaging techniques used by cybercriminals, is wiper malware, a class of malware intended to erase (wipe, hence the name) the hard drive of the computer it infects, which increased by more than 50%, while cybercriminal supply chains became more complex and sophisticated to counter defenses, the report added.
2023 Caribbean travel and tourism outlook is favorable
Despite global pressures such as high inflation, the war in Ukraine, the ensuing energy crisis, and an impending economic recession, the outlook for Caribbean travel and tourism is favorable, according to the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Delivering the region’s 2022 “Tourism Performance and Outlook Report” in Bridgetown today, Neil Walters, Acting Secretary General of the CTO, confirmed that […]
The largest tourism fair in the DR will be held from April 26 to 28
DATE is the country and the Caribbean’s most important tourism promotion fair for Dominican products. According to Andrés Marranzini, executive vice president of Asonahores, DATE is the stage where the industry’s main source markets meet the hotel sector and the local complementary offer. He stated that the event focuses on promoting Dominican tourism products in order to increase the flow of tourists […]
Point of View: Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival celebrates the world’s best tasting coffee this spring
Coffee lovers worldwide unite and honor one of the world’s most sought-after coffee beans at the 6th annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival. This year the festival marketplace takes place on Saturday 25th March in its usual home, the historic Newcastle Parade Grounds in St. Andrew, Jamaica.
Regarded as one of the best coffees in the world, Blue Mountain Coffee is grown […]
Urgently reduce global warming
World leaders need to listen to and act on solid scientific guidance to urgently reduce global warming, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message at the opening of the new session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday.
Underlining the “urgent need to end global heating with cold, hard facts”, he said the panel’s forthcoming report ahead […]