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Hackers demand bitcoin ransom in cyberattack on big Canadian restaurants

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A Canadian company that owns many popular restaurant chains has been told to pay ransom in bitcoin to retrieve data that hackers claim to have stolen.

On Monday, Recipe Unlimited — formerly Cara Operations — said it was hit with a "malware outbreak" that's affecting operations at a "limited number" of its restaurants including brands Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Milestones, Kelseys, Montana's, Bier Markt, and East Side Mario's.

Several locations have temporarily closed as a result.


Recipe Unlimited declined to provide an update on when its computer problem would be resolved or the number of restaurants impacted. While multiple locations remain closed, a number of others cannot process debit and credit card transactions or accept online takeout orders.

Meanwhile, the ransom threat remains a concern for some employees who worry about hackers getting their personal information from the company's computer system.
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