Massive cyber-attack could cost Nurofen and Durex maker £100m

Some of the world’s biggest companies are counting the cost of lost business following last week’s “NotPetya” ransomware cyber-attack, with Nurofen maker Reckitt Benckiser taking an estimated £100m hit in revenue.

Reckitt – which also makes Dettol cleaning products and Durex condoms – said the attack on 27 June had disrupted production and deliveries of goods to customers in several countries.

“Consequently, we were unable to ship and invoice some orders to customers prior to the close of the quarter,” the British consumer goods company said in a statement on Thursday. “Some of our factories are currently still not operating normally but plans are in place to return to full operation.”

Last week’s attack affected some of the world’s biggest corporate names, including the UK-based advertising group WPP, Danish shipping company AP Moller-Maersk, and US delivery service FedEx.

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