If you’ve noticed that Clorox products are harder to find than usual lately, what you’ve witnessed is the impact of a cybersecurity attack.
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As The Clorox Company continues to deal with the ramifications of the security attack last month, it announced this week that it is still operating at a lower rate of processing. It said that the attack impacted IT infrastructure for the company.
“Given that disruption, we are aware of an elevated level of consumer product availability issues,” the company said Monday. By that day, Clorox believed the unauthorized activity had been contained due to efforts to address the breach.
However, the company was still repairing damaged infrastructure Monday. Normal automated order processing is expected to be up and running again next week.
“We have already resumed production at the vast majority of our manufacturing sites,” said the announcement. Clorox also said that it still can’t quantify the year-long or annual financial impact of the attack, though it expects it to impact its first quarter financial results.
According to Technopedia, 493.33 million ransomware attacks were detected by organizations worldwide last year and the global average data breach cost was $4.35 million.