Canadian Retail giant London Drugs hit by Cybersecurity Incident

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Vancouver, BC (WNEWS) – Canadian retail giant and drug chain London Drugs has announced Sunday, that they have been hit by a cyberattack.

The company announced on Sunday on X (formerly known as Twitter) that it suspended operations and closed their retail stores until further notice.

The company has said that pharmacists are standing by to support urgent pharmacies needs.

In a statement released Sunday evening, the company discovered that it was a victim of a cybersecurity incident. As a result of the breach, an independent cybersecurity expert has been assigned to conduct an investigation on the breach on behalf of the company.

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“On April 28, 2024, London Drugs discovered that it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident. Out of an abundance of caution, London Drugs is closing all stores across Western Canada until further notice. Upon discovering the incident, London Drugs immediately undertook countermeasures to protect its network and data, including retaining leading third-party cybersecurity experts to assist with containment, remediation and to conduct a forensic investigation.

At this time, we have no reason to believe that customer or employee data has been impacted.

Pharmacists are standing by to support any customers with urgent pharmacy needs. We advise customers to phone their local store’s pharmacy to make arrangements. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we want to assure you that this incident is the utmost priority for us at London Drugs.

Thank you for your patience.”

London Drugs – April 28, 2024

The company has said that no customers or employees data has been compromised.

London Drug has also confirmed that it has contracted law enforcement. The company also mentioned that it hasn’t contracted privacy commissioners at “this time” as no indication that personal information has been compromised.

More updates to come

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