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The Clorox Company admits cyberattack causing ‘widescale disruption’

September 19, 2023

The Clorox Company, makers of bleach and other household cleaning products, doesn’t expect operations to return to normal until near month end as it combs over “widescale disruption to operations” caused by cyber baddies.

The $2 billion turnover biz, whose sub-brands include Burt’s Bees, Formula 409 and Kitchen Bouquet, confirmed a week ago that it had identified unauthorized activity in its network but didn’t reveal whether the crooks had exfiltrated data, when it happened, or how long it took to spot them.

Certain unspecified systems were pulled offline “out of an abundance of caution,” and some operations were “impaired” as a result.

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