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Swedish Coop supermarkets shut due to US ransomware cyber-attack

BBC News

By Joe Tidy – Cyber security reporter, BBC News

July 3, 2021

Some 500 Coop supermarket stores in Sweden have been forced to close due to an ongoing “colossal” cyber-attack affecting organisations around the world.

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 organisations affected by an attack on a large software supplier the company uses indirectly.

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