Expert Comments: Spar Stores Hit By Major Cyberattack

More than 300 Spar stores in the UK have been hit by a cyberattack that has forced many shops to close their doors. The attack has caused a ‘total IT outage’ which prevents staff from taking card payments and has locked them out of email systems. 

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Mike Campfield
Mike Campfield , Head of EMEA Operations
InfoSec Expert
December 7, 2021 2:52 pm

<p>Ransomware is a year-round concern, but it becomes especially detrimental during the holiday season when many retailers are processing more transactions than any other time. The Spar attack demonstrates a specific type of ransomware trend we’re seeing more frequently, called killware. It’s intentionally deployed at a critical time for the business, meant to disrupt central operations and inflict maximum damage. </p>
<p>The Spar attack is the first cyber incident of the season, but definitely will not be the last as attackers look to capitalize on the holiday season – a time of year when retailers will be most impacted.</p>

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