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Clorox says it is struggling to satisfy shopper demand for its merchandise because it continues to work via the aftermath of a cyberattack final month.
The Oakland, Calif.-based firm says it believes it has “contained” the hack, although buyers should see see product shortages on retailer cabinets.
“The Clorox Firm is constant to function at a decrease price of processing as a result of cybersecurity assault on our IT infrastructure,” Clorox stated in an announcement Tuesday. “On condition that disruption, we’re conscious of an elevated stage of shopper product availability points.”
Past its ubiquitous bleach and disinfecting wipes, Clorox manufacturers additionally embrace Pine-Sol, Brita, Glad, Burt’s Bees and extra.
The corporate introduced on Aug. 14 that it had recognized “uncommon exercise” on its IT techniques, later confirming that it had been the sufferer of a hack.
The assault disrupted Clorox’s techniques a lot that the corporate needed to begin processing orders manually, although it now says it expects to transition again to automated order processing subsequent week.
Clorox stated it has resumed manufacturing on the “overwhelming majority” of its manufacturing amenities and that it is persevering with to restore the broken elements of its IT infrastructure.
The corporate additionally informed traders that the cyberattack will harm its earnings for the quarter and that it does not but know the way it will affect Clorox’s funds in the long term.