Update: Clorox Reports Production Issues After August Cyberattack
Cleaning product giant Clorox told regulators on Monday that it is still dealing with production issues following a cyberattack that was announced one month ago. In regulatory filings with the SEC, the company said the cyberattack “damaged portions of the Company’s IT infrastructure, which caused widescale disruption of Clorox’s operations.” The company said it implemented business continuity plans and began manual ordering and processing procedures shortly after the incident.. “The Company is operating at a lower rate of order processing and has recently begun to experience an elevated level of consumer product availability issues,” they said. “Clorox is still evaluating the extent of the financial and business impact. Due to the order processing delays and elevated level of product outages, the Company now believes the impact will be material on Q1 financial results.” In a statement to Recorded Future News on August 15, the company would not say whether the incident was a ransomware attack but confirmed that it was forced to take systems offline in an effort to contain the attack.