Estée Lauder latest target of cyber criminals

Cosmetics maker Estée Lauder has become the latest major corporation to be targeted by cyber criminals.

The company said a hacker had obtained some data from its systems, with the cyber incident causing, and expected to further cause, disruption to parts of the company’s business operations.

The company added that it was working to restore the affected systems and had implemented measures to secure its operations, including taking down some of its systems to mitigate the incident, the company said in a statement.

In its statement, Estée Lauder said it was in contact with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts, but did not respond to Reuters’ request for further comment outside regular hours.

The New York-based company did not name the hacker or the hacking entity.

In a statement, Estée Lauder said: “The Company is implementing measures to secure its business operations and will continue taking additional steps as appropriate. During this ongoing incident, the Company is focused on remediation, including efforts to restore impacted systems and services. The incident has caused, and is expected to continue to cause, disruption to parts of the Company’s business operations.”