Estee Lauder suffers cyberattack

Some operations were impacted, prompting the company to shut down some of its systems to mitigate the incident.

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Cosmetics company Estee Lauder has suffered a cyber incident that has disrupted parts of its business after a hacker obtained some data from its systems. The company said in a statement that it was working to restore affected systems and had taken steps to secure its operations, including shutting down some of its systems to mitigate the incident.

Estee Lauder, which also owns beauty brands such as Bobbi Brown and Tom Ford Beauty, did not give further details about the impact on its operations but said it was in the process of understanding the nature and extent of the data breach.

Over the past year, a number of US-listed companies have been hit by data breaches. Grand Theft Auto developer Take-Two Interactive Software confirmed previously that early footage of the popular video game had been leaked ahead of its launch, while ride-hail firm Uber shut down some internal communications for a week after a cyber breach. Mobile operator T-Mobile suffered its second major cyberattack in less than two years, with more than 37 million accounts being compromised.