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Massy Stores confirms that it was the target of a cybersecurity attack that caused the technical problem

Exploit: Hacking

Massy Stores: Supermarket Chain

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Risk to Business: 1.311 = Extreme

The biggest supermarket chain in Trinidad, Massy Stores, was forced to temporarily suspend operations over the weekend after a cyberattack took out key systems, including cash registers. Surepay and Moneygram services were also impacted. The company says that no customer or employee data was stolen. Some stores have resumed operations, and the incident is under investigation.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Retailers have been getting hammered by cyberattacks coming in at 3rd on the list of industries most hit by ransomware attacks.