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Ransomeware attack shuts down Coop

by Shah Farouq

It’s a weekend and as your getting your groceries to the cashier to pay at the supermarket, the cash register could not function so you could not pay for the items you have purchased. This recently happened to one of Sweden supermarket chains Coop who was a victim of a ransomware attack which forces it to close some of its 500 Coop supermarket.

It is believed to be a supply chain attack as it was reported by a Cyber-security firm Huntress Labs that the hack was intended for an IT company called Kaseya and it was also believed that the REvil ransomware gang was responsible for it. Although it is understood that Coop doesn’t use Kesaya directly on it’s systems but one of their software providers does.

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