Extortion gang ransoms Shoprite, largest supermarket chain in Africa

Shoprite Holdings, Africa’s largest supermarket chain that operates almost three thousand stores across twelve countries in the continent, has been hit by a ransomware attack.

Shoprite is Africa’s largest supermarket chain, with a revenue of $5.8 billion and149,000 employees. The retailer has 2,943 stores, serving millions of customers in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Angola, and other countries.

Last Friday, the company disclosed that they suffered a security incident, warning customers in Eswatini, Namibia, and Zambia, that their personal information might have been compromised due to a cyberattack.

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Source: Bleeping Computer