7-Eleven: Supermarket closes all branches after hack attack

After a cyber attack, the supermarket chain 7-Eleven had to close all branches in Denmark.

The supermarket chain 7-Eleven fell victim to a hacker attack this week. As the IT magazine Bleepingcomputer reports, the company had to close all its branches in Denmark on Monday. The cyber attack disrupted 7-Eleven’s checkout and payment systems across the country.

Attack on the supermarket chain’s checkout system

According to 7-Eleven, the company suspects a hacker attack that took place in the early morning of August 8th.

“Unfortunately, we suspect that today, Monday 8th August 2022, we have been subject to a hacker attack. This means that we cannot use cash registers and/or receive payments. We are therefore keeping the shops closed until we know the extent. We hope, of course, that we will be able to open the branches again soon.”

according to a statement from 7-Eleven.

Was it a ransomware attack?

According to Bleepingcomputer, a 7-Eleven employee also confirmed the hacker attack in a post on the Reddit forum platform that has since been deleted. After the checkout systems stopped working on Monday, the supermarket chain had to close its branches across Denmark. According to the information, all branches in the country work with the same checkout and payment system. It is not yet known whether 7-Eleven was the victim of a ransomware attack and what the scope of the hacker attack was.

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