Cleaning products giant Clorox Company has taken decisive action by shutting down specific systems following a cyberattack. The company detected unusual activity within its IT infrastructure and promptly responded by stopping the activity and isolating the affected systems. While the systems remain offline, Clorox is actively working on enhancing security measures to safeguard against further breaches and disruptions.
This cybersecurity incident has temporarily impaired some of Clorox’s operations, prompting the implementation of business continuity plans and workarounds to ensure minimal disruption to customer service. Despite these efforts, the company anticipates ongoing disruptions as it navigates the aftermath of the attack. Clorox has informed law enforcement and engaged third-party cybersecurity experts to investigate the breach and is committed to restoring its operations swiftly and securely.
While the exact nature of the cyberattack remains undisclosed, Clorox’s decision to take systems offline aligns with a common response to ransomware attacks. The company has not provided information about potential data theft or the timeline for full system restoration. The ongoing investigation is in its early stages, and Clorox assures its suppliers and customers that it is diligently working towards a resolution and will keep them informed as the situation develops.