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Danish man murdered in Mexico

The Danish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that a citizen was shot in Mexico. According to Mexican media reports, the shooting was fatal.

Danish man murdered in Mexico
Polanco, Mexico City. Photo: Kintanarrey/WikiCommons
A Danish man was shot dead outside his home in an upscale area of Mexico City, Mexican media reported on Thursday.
 
Mexican media outlet Noticieros reported that the Danish man was shot three times, including once in the head. 
 
The shooting reportedly occurred during a robbery attempt at the Dane's home in Polanco, a wealthy district just outside of Mexico City. Media reports speculated that the Dane may have returned home to see the robbery in progress. When he confronted the man, an argument ensued which culminated in the fatal shooting. 
 
The Danish Foreign Ministry did not release the identity of the man, and Mexican media reports gave conflicting names for the victim. 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.

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