Cyber attack costs millions in damage

The “Petya” ransomware cyber-attack on some of the world’s biggest companies last week could cost Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Nurofen painkillers and Durex condoms, an estimated £100 million in revenue.

Reckitt Benckiser said the attack on 27th 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.

“Some of our factories are currently still not operating normally but plans are in place to return to full operation.”

Reckitt Benckiser said it was still working out what the full financial impact of the attack would be on the company.