Tempur Sealy addresses cybersecurity incident

Company SEC filing notes that steps have been taken to deal with July 23 breach that temporarily shut down operations

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tempur Sealy International said it identified and is addressing a cybersecurity incident that resulted in a temporary interruption of the company’s operations.

In a July 31 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the company said that it discovered the incident on July 23. At that time, it said it activated its incident response and business continuity plans that are designed to contain the incident. As part of this process, it shut down certain of the company’s IT systems, which resulted in a temporary interruption of its operations.

In addition, the company said that it has engaged legal counsel, a cybersecurity firm and other incident response professionals to advise it on the matter and has also informed law enforcement officials.

At this time, the company said that it has started to bring certain critical IT systems back online in order to resume operations.

“The forensic investigation remains ongoing and the company continues to work to determine whether this incident will have a material impact on its business, operations or financial results,” the company said in the SEC filing. “If the company determines that any personal information was involved, it would endeavor to comply with any reporting obligations it may have with respect to such information under applicable law.”

The company is releasing its financial results this week.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at tom@homenewsnow.com and at 336-508-4616.

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