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Canada’s London Drugs confirms ransomware attack after LockBit demands $25M

May 22, 2024

Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has confirmed that ransomware thugs stole some of its corporate files containing employee information and says it is “unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals.”

In a statement to The Register, the British Columbia-based biz described the April 28 intrusion, which it had previously called a “cybersecurity incident,” as an “attack orchestrated by a sophisticated group of global cybercriminals.”

The digital break-in forced the closure of London Drugs’ 79 locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba until May 7, although pharmacy staff hung around outside stores to fill vital prescriptions.

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