Natura’s Avon suffers ‘cyber incident’ weeks after major data breach

By Becky Bargh | Published: 10-Jun-2020

The Brazilian cosmetics owner said it is working ‘diligently’ to mitigate the effects of the latest incident

Brazilian beauty brand owner Natura & Co has confirmed that a ‘cyber incident’ has affected its cosmetics brand Avon.

According to the security filing on 9 June, the breach “interrupted some systems and partially affected operations”.

The full details of the breach have not been disclosed, but the personal care conglomerate said Avon is evaluating the extent of the incident and “working diligently to mitigate the effects”.

In a statement to Cosmetics Business Avon said: “On 9 June, Natura & Co communicated that Avon has suffered a cyber incident in its Information Technology environment.”

The direct-selling brand also said it is working diligently to normalise its operations and resolve the matter.

The filing comes weeks after it came to light that Natura & Co suffered a massive data breach from its website in April.

The leak, which was discovered by cybersecurity company Safety Detectives, exposed full names, dates of birth and usernames of more than 250,000 consumers.

Additional information of 40,000 customers, related to the payment company Wirecard, was also exposed and accessible for more than two weeks.

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