INCIDENT: SPAR Supermarkets in Northern England Hit by Ransomware Attack.

The supermarket chain SPAR in Northern England confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack. More than 300 stores have been affected by the incident, although some have avoided closing by switching to cash payments.

A spokesperson confirmed the nature of the incident to Sky News, but said policy was to not identify the criminal organisation involved. The ransomware attack had impacted all of the company's IT systems and left staff without access to emails.

Incident Date

December 7, 2021

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • SPAR: Supermarket chain confirms ransomware attack has forced stores to close

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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