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REvil Ransomware Forces Swedish Supermarket Chain “Coop” To Shutdown Its Stores.

Swedish Supermarket giant Coop has confirmed that it had closed approximately 500 stores affected by REvil Ransomware after one of the Kaseya’s customer Visma EssCom impacted by the supply chain attack.

Coop has posted a notice once after the ransomware attack on one of its ‘kaseya’ supplier .

Right now, many of our stores are temporarily closed. The following stores are NOT affected and are open: The online store on coop.se, stores in Värmland, Oskarshamn, Tabergsdalen, Norrbotten and on Gotland.

One of our suppliers has been hit by an IT attack and therefore the cash registers do not work. We regret this and do everything to be able to open again soon. – Coop.

At the time writing this news, the COOP website seems to be up and running , however its allowed only from certain countries ip address range.

Kaseya, which supplies software for remote control and operation of clients and servers in the retail trade, has been subjected to a cyber attack that is currently affecting Visma EssCom and many other companies around the world.

“The attack results in the Kaseya software that Visma EssCom and many other service providers use in their deliveries to retailers can be used to spread a ransomware virus to clients and servers in customers’ IT environments.

The most critical consequence is that stores cannot charge their customers when the cash registers are infected. The attack on Kaseya was discovered on Friday night.” mentioned in Visma’s notification.

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