Last month’s malware outbreak cost this household company £100 million

Reckitt Benckiser, the household goods manufacturer of such famous products as Nurofen painkillers, Durex condoms, Dettol, and Harpic, has warned that it was hit hard by the June 27th global malware outbreak which struck power plants, airports, and government agencies in Ukraine before spreading to other multinational firms. In a sales warning for investors Reckitt Benckiser explained that the malware attack (variously referred to by different security vendors as Petya or NotPetya) that although it believed it had “largely contained” the outbreak, orders, billing and shipping were impacted at many of its factories worldwide.

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