All Coop stores in Sweden are open again after major data attack

Coop - data attackPhoto: Ali Lorestani / TT via AP, File

All of Coop’s stores in Sweden are now open again after a computer attack knocked out the food chain’s checkout system last week.

All the shops were open from 3 PM on Thursday, the food chain stated in a press release.

An international computer attack last Friday knocked out Coop’s cash register system in Sweden, which forced them to close their stores. 

But according to the chain, they have not received any extortion requests.

“We have not received any claim specifically aimed at us, and we have not paid out any money,” CEO Magnus Johansson in Coop told TT.

Up and running again

According to Johansson, about a hundred technicians have manually started up the systems on a store-by-store basis. 

Although cyber threats have increased in recent years, many Swedish companies are ill-prepared for computer attacks, Swedish Radio reports.

Coop had to close most of its 800 stores on Saturday because the payment systems were locked.

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