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7-Eleven Stores in Denmark Closed Due to a Cyberattack

7-Eleven Stores in Denmark Closed Due to a Cyberattack

7-Eleven stores in Denmark shut down today after a cyberattack disrupted stores’ payment and checkout systems throughout the country.

The attack occurred early this morning, August 8th, with the company posting on Facebook that they were likely “exposed to a hacker attack”.

A statement posted to Facebook
A statement posted to Facebook

The translated statement says that the company has closed all the stores in the country while investigating the security incident.

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“Unfortunately, we suspect that we have been exposed to a hacker attack today, Monday 8 August 2022. This means that we cannot use checkouts and/or receive payment. We are therefore keeping the stores closed until we know the extent. We naturally hope that we can open the stores again soon.” – 7-Eleven DK.

In a now-deleted Reddit post, an alleged 7-Eleven employee in Denmark also confirmed the cyberattack, saying they were forced to close the store after checkout systems stopped working.

“Working at the 7-eleven at Strøget and our checkout system does not work, all the country’s 7-eleven run with the same system, so all 7-eleven in Denmark are “closed” right now,” said the 7-Eleven employee on Reddit.

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“We ourselves have closed our doors to customers and have put up a sign.”

At this time, there are no further details about the attack, including whether ransomware was involved, which has become the most common cyberattack causing wide-scale outages.

BleepingComputer reached out to 7-Eleven to learn more about the attack but was told they have nothing further to share outside of their original statement.

This is a developing story.



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