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Hackers attack one of largest supermarket chains in Sweden

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hackers managed to gain access to cash registers
17:16, 4 July 2021

Moscow Times

Nearly 500 Coop supermarket stores in Sweden have been forced to close due to an ongoing "colossal" cyber-attack affecting organizations around the world. This is reported by BBC.

Coop Sweden says it closed more than half of its 800 stores on Friday after point-of-sale tills and self-service checkouts stopped working.

The supermarket was not itself targeted by hackers - but is one of a growing number of organizations affected by an attack on a large software supplier the company uses indirectly.

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Cyber researchers say about 200 businesses have been hit by this "colossal" ransomware attack, which had mainly affected the US.

Cyber-security firm Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. The firm believes the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang was responsible.

Kaseya said in a statement on its own website that it was investigating a "potential attack."

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