Clorox Co. , a global consumer and professional products manufacturer , has experienced a cyber-attack that has resulted in significant operational disruption.
On August 14 , Clorox detected the cyber-attack and promptly took action by halting suspicious activity and shutting down affected systems. As a precautionary measure  , the compromised systems have remained offline until today to ensure enhanced security . Clorox has engaged third-party cybersecurity experts to aid in their investigation and recovery efforts  , and they are also cooperating with law enforcement . The company is actively investigating the incident to determine the nature and extent of the breach .
The cyber-attack has caused disruptions in Clorox’s manufacturing and distribution processes , impacting their ability to fulfill orders and maintain normal operations . However, they have implemented workarounds to continue serving their customers  . Clorox has established a dedicated communication channel to keep customers , suppliers  , and the public informed about their recovery efforts .
This incident comes in the wake of new cyber reporting rules approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission , which will require companies to disclose cyber-attacks within four days of the incident starting next month. While specific details of the cyber-attack and its impact on business operations have not been disclosed , Clorox is actively working to enhance security measures and has taken some of its IT systems offline. Law enforcement is investigating the incident , and cybersecurity experts have been called in to assist with data recovery . The implications of this cyber-attack highlight the importance of robust cybersecurity measures and the need for companies to be prepared for such incidents in the future.