Ransomware, Breach

Cyber incident investigation launched by Lush

Hackread reports that British cosmetics retailer Lush has begun a probe into a cybersecurity incident that has disrupted its operations. "The investigation is at an early stage but we have taken immediate steps to secure and screen all systems in order to contain the incident and limit the impact on our operations. We take cyber security exceptionally seriously and have informed relevant authorities," said Lush in a statement. While no further details regarding the nature of the incident were provided, Closed Door Security CEO William Wright suspects that the company may have been impacted by a ransomware intrusion. "More details should be released around the attack, but the most worrying issue with the incident is the type of data criminals could potentially have access to. Whether it be company data, or sensitive customer information, given the popularity of Lush it will undoubtedly be a gold mine for criminals," said Wright.

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