Hackers also reached supermarkets: in Britain, a chain of stores experienced a serious cyberattack

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Hackers have reached supermarkets: in Britain, a chain of stores has experienced a serious cyberattack

Only a few of the 300 stores managed to avoid closing by switching to cash.

The SPAR Supermarket chain in the UK has undergone a massive cyberattack, which forced more than 300 stores across the country to close.

As reported by Sky News.

The chain's press secretary noted, that only a few stores were able to avoid closing by switching to cash.

He explained that the cyberattack affected all of the company's IT systems and effectively left staff without access to email.

“This currently affects the stores' ability to process card payments, ie some SPAR stores are still closed to customers or accept cash only. calculations, “said a spokesman for the network.

The National Cybersecurity Center in the UK noted that they are aware of the problem in SPAR stores, and they are already working with partners to investigate this incident.

As a reminder, Nord Security has released its annual report on the use of passwords around the world . Consequently, in Ukraine, most of the “keys” can be broken in less than a second. And the “qwerty” password is used by over a million different users worldwide.

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