Co-op resumes some services across Western Canada in wake of cyberattack

Federated Co-operatives Limited says a cyberattack led it to shut down some services at local retail Co-ops and cardlock fuel locations across Western Canada.  (Albert Couillard/CBC - image credit)
Federated Co-operatives Limited says a cyberattack led it to shut down some services at local retail Co-ops and cardlock fuel locations across Western Canada. (Albert Couillard/CBC - image credit)

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) says some of its services at local retail and cardlock fuel locations across Western Canada are now up and running after a cyberattack forced it to shut some of them down.

The cyberattack is impacting some of FCL's customer-facing systems, according to a Facebook post by the company. FCL said it had shut down some of its systems as a precautionary measure and brought in third-part experts to investigate.

In another post late Friday afternoon, FCL said some of its cardlocks were open again.

Local Co-ops across Saskatchewan began posting about the "unplanned IT outage"on Wednesday and Thursday. FCL's main website and many local Co-op websites are currently not working.

Co-op's in Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon are among the locations that have posted about shutting down their cardlock fuel locations. FCL has not provided a timeframe for when these services will be restored.

"We regret that this outage has occurred and we thank Co-op members and customers for their patience as our teams work to resolve the issue," FCL said in its Facebook post.