February 27, 2018
Tim Hortons Locations Hit by Ransomware Attack
Canada's most popular chain of coffee shops was recently hit with malware causing up to 100 Tim Hortons locations to suffer major computer outages. The malware disabled point of sale systems last week, and many stores had to close totally.
According to Tim Hortons, no customer data or credit card information was affected by the breach, and the malware affected fewer than 100 locations. At this time, only a few locations are still down.
Chaos at Tim Hortons. They use Windows XP. pic.twitter.com/WrkrNz1Fsb
— Ben Verret ⚡ (@verretor) February 27, 2018
As we found in the State of the Channel Ransomware Report, (don’t forget to check out our Canadian report as well) ransomware demand is not what breaks the bank. Downtime and data loss cut the deepest, and 75 percent of MSPs reported their clients experienced business-threatening downtime as result of a ransomware attack. To learn more stats like this and the current state of ransomware, check out the full report.