Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has become the latest target of a cybersecurity incident.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the company says it is "experiencing a cybersecurity incident that is impacting some internal and customer facing systems at local retail Co-ops and cardlock fuel locations."

As a precaution, the company says they have shut down some of the systems. The incident is impacting several locations across the prairies.

News of the attack came to light on Wednesday as some Co-op locations took to their social media accounts to inform customers of unexpected issues. 

Co-op says it has brought in third-party experts to investigate the cybersecurity incident.

“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." 

As of Friday morning, Co-op websites remain offline.