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7-Eleven Denmark Ransomware Cyberattack: Timeline Details and Recovery Updates

Credit: 7-Eleven

7-Eleven stores in Denmark suffered a ransomware cyberattack that shut down the convenience stores' point of sale (POS) retail payment systems, and the company has hired external IT experts "to get to the bottom of the case," the company disclosed on Facebook.

7-Eleven did not say whether the third-party IT experts include MSSPs and/or incident response security companies.

Here's a timeline tracking the cyberattack and recovery efforts:

  • August 8, 2022: 7-Eleven Denmark disclosed a hacker attack that knocked out checkout systems and payment systems across nearly 175 stores in the country. Source: BleepingComputer.
  • Aug 10, 2022: 7-Eleven Denmark confirmed the attack involved ransomware, though the hacker group's name and nature of the malware was not disclosed. Also, the retailer does not believe customer, partner or supplier systems were hit. Roughly 110 of the country's 175 stores have now reopened. Source: BleepingComputer.

7-Eleven, based in Irving, Texas, has roughly 175 stores in Denmark and nearly 81,000 stores worldwide.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.