Stockholm, July 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – July 5, 2021): Most of one of SwedenThe leading supermarket chains’ 800 stores remained closed on Monday, three days after they were indirectly affected by the cyberattack on the United States Companies Kaseja.
Kevin Bell, Coop’s press spokesman, said the situation looked “positive” compared to a few days ago and told AFP that “the majority” of their stores were still closed.
Bell said they could have reopened a few hundred stores by relying on alternative payment solutions – such as customers paying with their smartphones – and the stores also allowed customers to shop online.
Coop, which makes up around 20 percent of the supermarket Industry in the Nordic country with an annual turnover of almost 1.
Some pharmacies and the train operator SJ also reported payment problems.
Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said over the weekend that he was concerned that the attack demonstrated the vulnerability of modern society that a cyberattack could affect.Food Security and Other Basic Safeguards. “A wave of ransomware attacks has lately been particularly prevalent worldwide United States.
Ransomware attacks typically involve locking data in systems with encryption, which makes companies pay for re-access.
Last year, hackers extorted at least $ 18 billion with such software, according to the security company Emsisoft.
Such attacks have hit in the past few weeks oil Pipelines, Health Services and Large Corporations and made it onto US President Joe Bidenden’s agenda June Meet with Russian Counterpart Wladimir Putin.
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