7-Eleven sign on a store in Aarhus, Denmark
7-Eleven stores in Denmark shut down today after a cyberattack disrupted stores’ payment and checkout systems throughout the country.
The attack occurred early this morning, August 8th, 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.
“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.” – 7-Eleven DK.
In a now-deleted Reddit post, an alleged 7-Eleven employee in Denmark also confirmed the cyberattack, saying they were forced to close the store after checkout systems stopped working.
“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.”
At this time, there are no further details about the attack, including whether ransomware was involved, which has become the most common cyberattack causing wide-scale outages.
BleepingComputer reached out to 7-Eleven to learn more about the attack but was told they have nothing further to share outside of their original statement.
This is a developing story.