Exclusive: 300 independent retailers affected by cyber attack

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Up to 300 independent retailers have been struck by a cyber attack at IT supplier Swan Retail, which has affected their ability to trade online and fulfil orders since Sunday, Retail Week can reveal.

The attack took place on Sunday, August 13, and caused “technical difficulties” with some of Swan’s back-office systems.

Those affected by the breach include a range of independent retailers across sectors including fashion, department stores, furniture and homewares, garden centres, pets, outdoors and sports and stadiums.

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