Household products giant Reckitt Benckiser has said last month's malware cyber-attack could lead to a permanent loss of revenue. The attack disrupted manufacturing and ordering systems at the company, whose products include Nurofen and Dettol. Although it had "largely contained" the attack, Reckitt said the disruption meant like-for-like revenue growth in the second quarter would be down 2%. It also said it expected to lose "some further revenue permanently"
SHI International has confirmed that a malware attack hit its network over the 4th July weekend. SHI is a New Jersey-based provider of Information Technology (IT) products and services.
The company said in a statement: "SHI was the target of a coordinated and professional malware attack. Measures were enacted to minimize the impact on SHI's systems and operations. We are liaising with federal bodies including the FBI and CISA and there is no evidence to suggest that customer data was exfiltrated during the attack."
Bakker Logistics was hacked over the 2021 Easter weekend, bringing deliveries from its distribution centres to a standstill. The company was no longer able to receive orders from customers, and it also had no visibility into which products were where in the warehouses. Moreover, the hack disrupted the transport planning, according to Director Toon Verhoeven in an interview with the Dutch news broadcaster NOS. This resulted in empty shelves in some stores.
Verhoeven confirmed that it was a ransomware attack and was not willing to comment on whether Bakker actually paid a ransom, but did confirm that the company had reported the incident to the police. It took a specialized security company several days to get the computer systems up and running again. According to Verhoeven, the backlog was expected to be cleared within a week, so the hack was unlikely to lead to a major shortage of cheese products or other groceries.
In a local media report spotted by Bitdefender, Verhoeven said he suspected the attackers gained a foothold through a Microsoft Exchange server vulnerability