I've been getting it during the Starbase 24 ground mission. I "crashed" my way through most of it (about 5-6 times) until the server went down for emergency maintenance. Server came back up and I tried again and it crashed even faster than before.
Not totaly with the ATI cards; have an NVIDIA card and this has happened 4 for 4 times now, error with the cryptic handler, whenever I transition from my patrol to regulus sector space. Exactly like theshadow99 describes.
I get this crash when I change zones or beam to my ship or change to another part of the episode (i.e., from ground to ship or vice versa). It CTD and then I get a Cryptic "tell us about this error" dialog window. I only noticed it happening tonight (before and after the patch). Not sure what is causing it, but every time I try to log back in after the CTD, the launcher goes and verifies all of the game files (which is a little annoying).