7-Eleven stores in Denmark closed their doors yesterday after a cyberattack disrupted store payment and checkout systems throughout the country.
The attack occurred early on the 8th August, with the company posting on Facebook that they were likely “exposed to a hacker attack”.
The translated statement says that the company has closed all the stores in the country while investigating the security incident.
The statement read: “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.”
A now-deleted Reddit post, allegedly written by a 7-Eleven employee in Denmark, also confirmed the cyberattack, saying that they were forced to close the store after checkout systems went down.
“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.
“We ourselves have closed our doors to customers and have put up a sign.”
There are no further details about the attack, including whether ransomware was involved. The situation is still developing at time of writing.