Clorox Cyber Attack: Dirty IT Infrastructure
Posted 20 Sep at 9:23 pm in Productivity
The Recent Attack
Last month, Clorox detected unauthorized users in some of its crucial IT systems. The company responded to the attacks by shutting down the affected systems as soon as they were aware of the situation. Clorox does believe that at this point in time, the attack has been contained.
The attack led to a company-wide disruption to Clorox’s operations, which largely involved its ability to produce and distribute products. This attack was aimed at the supply chain as a whole, which led to a high level of disruption. Such a level of disruption in fact, that the company has reverted to manual ordering and processing to keep track of inbound/outbound orders.
Though Clorox has yet to disclose what sort of attack they had experienced, it is quite possible that they fell victim to a ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks are a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key.
Let the Clorox cyberattack serve as a reminder that even large, well-known companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is important for businesses of all sizes to have a cybersecurity plan in place to protect their data and systems.
Clorox is working to investigate the cyberattack and to restore its operations to normal as quickly as possible. Until then, Clorox has had to delay or cancel orders and it is very possible that you may not see all of their products on shelves for a short period of time. The company has apologized to its customers for the inconvenience and has said that it is committed to providing them with the products they need.