Ransomware Attack on Canadian Restaurant ‘Recipe Unlimited’

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Canadian Restaurant ‘Recipe Unlimited’ has disclosed that its servers have been attacked by hackers with ransomware and so 700 of its restaurants have been closed due to the computer network disruption.

Although the restaurant head denies the claim, a source reporting from CBC News has confirmed that the disruption of Cara Operations (now Recipe Unlimited) is true as it was hit with a malware on Friday last week.

The affecting hotel’s chain includes Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Milestones, Kelsey’s, Montana’s Bier Markt, and East Side Mario’s.

A worker reporting from Harvey’s said that the crash of the computer systems was true and confirmed that a ransomware note appeared in a Wordpad Format from Monday this week on all affected PCs. She added that it is asking the victims to pay the hackers a ransom in Bitcoins which will otherwise increase to 0.5 BTC/ day of delay.

Recipe Unlimited spokesperson Maureen Hart has denied the news that the restaurant chain’s database was it by Ryuk Ransomware and said that all these false claims were being spread by/through a certain section of media for reasons.

Note 1- Researchers from CheckPoint said that Ryuk Ransomware spread could be the work of state-funded hackers in North Korea.

Note 2- Recipe Unlimited has more than 1000 restaurants operating across Canada.

Note 3- As per the sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, most of the food serving places belonging to Recipe Unlimited are either closing down their operations or are offering the food orders without debit or credit card transactions.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cyber Security Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security