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More than a thousand companies have been cyberattacked, as a result of which supermarkets have been closed

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More than a thousand companies have been cyberattacked, as a result of which supermarkets have been closed

Computer software from US company Kaseya, the victim of a cyberattack since Friday, “has been used to encrypt more than a thousand companies,” according to cybersecurity company Huntress Labs. One of Sweden’s leading supermarket chains has temporarily closed almost all of its 800 stores due to a problem with its cash register management program.

Kaseya, who categorized the attack as “sophisticated”, for his part assured that it was limited to “a very small number of clients”, but the latter, in turn, provide services to other companies that managed to manage the pirates. demand a ransom.

The US Cyber ​​and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is “monitoring the situation closely,” said Eric Goldstein, the organization’s head of cybersecurity.

“We are working with Kaseya and coordinating with the FBI (US Federal Police) to raise awareness for victims who may be harmed.”Goldstein added, quoted by French news agency AFP.

Early Friday afternoon on the east coast of the United States Kaseya learned of a possible incident with her VSA software.even ahead of the long Monday weekend, and it is estimated that “fewer than 40 customers worldwide” will be affected.

A computer program known as ransomware, used by hackers, exploits security holes in a company or another person to encrypt and lock its systems, and then demands a ransom to unblock them.

This attack has already had direct consequences: today, one of Sweden’s main supermarket chains was forced to temporarily close almost all of its 800 stores as a cyber attack paralyzed cash registers.

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“Ransomware attacks” have become commonplace, but typically “cybercriminals run the business,” explained Jerome Billois, cybersecurity expert at Wavestone consultancy.

“In this case, they attacked a computer systems management software company, which allowed them to simultaneously attack dozens or even hundreds of other companies.”, he continued.

“It is difficult to determine exactly how much, because in such a situation, the affected companies lose their media,” commented Billua.

Kaseya, which has asked its customers to shut down all of its systems, cannot know if those systems were shut down “voluntarily or involuntarily,” the expert added.

Based in Miami, Kaseya sells software to small and medium-sized businesses, including VSA software, designed to manage their networks of servers, computers and printers from a single source.and claims to have over 40,000 clients.

According to Huntress Labs, according to the methods used, the ransomware notes and the Internet address provided by the hackers, the author must be a member of a group of “hackers” known as Revil or Sodinokibi.

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Lidl wants to dominate the fast-charging market for electric vehicles at affordable prices

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Estação de carregamento, no Lidl, aberta 24 horas por dia

One of the EU’s goals for electric vehicles is to guarantee charging points so that tram drivers don’t have to worry about being on the road when they travel. To meet this need and dominate this market, Lidl intends to offer affordable prices.

We may soon see this initiative in more supermarkets.


Despite being a supermarket chain, Lidl has been guaranteeing electric vehicle charging stations in its stores for some time. However, a new journey has now begun, the launch of the first ultra-fast charging station, which has the distinction of guaranteeing a price well below what can be found on the market.

With this new equipment, in addition to the aesthetic aspects, Lidl takes on technical and cost commitments, guaranteeing the best on the market. After all, she not only placed the charger in her supermarkets, but also created, in turn, a space with protection for vehicles, users and chargers, in an area open 24/7 (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days in Week). . . .

This provides better visibility of the infrastructure and reduces the risk of internal combustion engine vehicles occupying space reserved for electric vehicles.

Lidl bets on affordable charging points

The first station will be installed in a Lidl supermarket near the French city of Lyon. The space is equipped with five charging points ranging from 22 to 360 kW. Thus, each client will be able to choose the one that best suits his needs.

For example, a 22 kW charger has a competitive cost of 25 cents per kWh. When we move to more powerful stations of 90, 180 or 360 kW, the price becomes 40 cents higher per kWh.

The strategy adopted by Lidl in some of its stores is already rolling out to other countries, such as Germany, where the supermarket chain is installing its first fast-charging stations, with 150kW stations priced at 48 cents per kWh.

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European Stock Markets Fall, Interest Rates Rise, Oil Rebounds – Markets in a Minute

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Europe is turning green.  Oil and gold down.  Percentage Increases - Markets Per Minute

Euribor climbs three and six months to new highs in almost 14 years

Euribor rates rose today to new highs since early 2009 at three and six months and fell at 12 months.

The six-month Euribor rate, most used in Portugal for home loans and entering positive territory on June 6, rose today to 2.374%, plus 0.006 points, the highest since January 2009.

The six-month average Euribor rose from 1.596% in September to 1.997% in October.

The six-month Euribor has been negative for six years and seven months (from November 6, 2015 to June 3, 2022).

The three-month Euribor, which entered positive territory for the first time since April 2015 on July 14, also rose today, setting a new high since February 2009 at 1.922% plus 0.014 points.

The three-month Euribor was negative between 21 April 2015 and 13 July last year (seven years and two months).

The three-month average Euribor rose from 1.011% in September to 1.428% in October.

On the other hand, over a 12-month period, Euribor fell today, settling at 2.860%, down 0.019 points from Thursday, after rising to a new high since January 2009 of 2.879% on Thursday.

After rising to 0.005% on April 12, positive for the first time since February 5, 2016, the 12-month Euribor has been in positive territory since April 21.

The average Euribor rate for 12 months increased from 2.233% in September to 2.629% in October.

Euribor began to rise more significantly from February 4, after the European Central Bank (ECB) admitted that it could raise key interest rates this year due to rising inflation in the eurozone, and the trend accelerated with the start of the Invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

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On October 27, to curb inflation, the ECB raised three key interest rates by 75 basis points, the third consecutive increase this year, after raising three interest rates by 50 basis points on July 21. growth after 11 years, and on September 8 by 75 basis points.

Changes in Euribor interest rates are closely linked to increases or decreases in ECB key interest rates.

Three-, six- and 12-month Euribor rates hit record lows respectively: -0.605% on December 14, 2021, -0.554% and -0.518% on December 20, 2021.

Euribor is set on the basis of the average rate at which a group of 57 Eurozone banks are willing to lend money to each other in the interbank market.

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Will there be a Black Friday discount? Diesel and petrol prices fall again in a week

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Será desconto de Black Friday? Preços dos combustíveis voltam a baixar para a semana

After successive increases, fuel prices begin to fall, which ultimately reduces consumer spending significantly, especially for those who travel by car every day. Indirectly, this fall in prices will also affect the prices of the products we find in supermarkets (among many other sectors), which in a period of high consumption will be a welcome relief.

For the third week in a row, diesel and gasoline prices have fallen again.

Fuel prices continue to fall

Today's news shows that diesel and gasoline prices are expected to fall next Monday by 0.05 and 0.045 euros respectively.

According to the General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG), next week's average prices should be 1.641 euros per liter of regular diesel fuel and 1.644 euros per liter of 95 petrol, not forgetting that prices can vary from gas station to post office.

Until the end of the year, consumers will continue to benefit from lower ISPs and the suspension of the carbon tax. Despite this decline, prices remain above pre-war levels.

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