Tempur Sealy International Suffers Cyberattack

July 31, 2023

INCIDENT

Mattress and bedding products maker, Tempur Sealy International, Inc. suffered a “temporary interruption of the company’s operations” is in the process of recovering from a cyberattack last week. “On July 23, 2023, Tempur Sealy International, Inc. identified a cybersecurity event involving certain of the Company’s information technology systems.

Upon discovery of the event, the Company activated its incident response and business continuity plans designed to contain the incident. “This included proactively shutting down certain of the Company’s IT systems, resulting in the temporary interruption of the Company’s operations. Legal counsel, a cybersecurity forensic firm and other incident response professionals have been engaged to advise on the matter. The Company has also notified law enforcement authorities,” the company said in an 8-K notice to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).

AlphV/Black Cat ransomware group took credit for the attack on the company, claiming to have sensitive documents from senior officials.

Incident Date

July 23, 2023

Estimated Cost

Unknown, but temporarily affected operations, company said.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

Industries

Manufacturing

Impacts

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