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Conti becomes Hive and attacks Costa Rican public health centers

After Conti shut down, there was some hope that their hacking infrastructure would be put out of commission. However, it turns out that Conti was prepared and had started splintering off into related groups as early as last year. Yesterday, Hive's ransomware disabled Costa Rica’s public health agency, causing all systems to go down in several public health centers in Costa Rica until further notice.

European Commission publishes Q&A on new SCCs for data transfers

On Dec. 27, a new set of standard contractual clauses for international data transfers will replace existing SCCs. At Vicis, we have been busy updating many of our clients' DPA's with the new SCCs. Recently, the European Question published a FAQ that offers practical guidance on the use of SCCs and assists stakeholders in compliance efforts.

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