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Possible Ransomware Attack Has Shut Down Systems At Sobeys, Lawtons, Foodland And More

There has been no word from Sobeys and its affiliated companies on a possible alleged ransomware attack the company may have been facing since Friday.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system and hold data hostage. A company can typically regain access to their computer systems if a sum of money is paid.

Customers have been unable to fill prescriptions at Sobeys and Lawtons for at least two days. This is due to staff being unable to access computer systems according to a Lawtons employee who spoke with Nova Scotia Buzz.

You can still purchase groceries and other items and checkouts are still operational.

It is an alleged ransomware attack the company is facing according to posts on the website Reddit from numerous members who say they are employees of Sobeys or its affiliated companies.

Nova Scotia Buzz has received reports customers at Sobeys locations have been unable to purchase gift cards or redeem Scene Points.

Nova Scotia Buzz has reached out to Sobeys for comment and will update the story when we receive a response.

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