The American manufacturer of network devices Belden was subjected to a cyber attack, as a result of which cybercriminals were able to steal files containing information about the company’s employees and partners.
Belden manufactures network devices, including routers, firewalls, switches, cables and connectors. In 2019, the company’s revenue amounted to $ 2.5 billion. The company employs about 9 thousand people.
Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), the world’s leading provider of specialized networking solutions, announced today that it has taken decisive action to investigate and resolve an incident involving unauthorized access and copying of certain data of current and former employees, as well as limited corporate information on certain business partners. ” the company said.
According to Belden’s notice, the company was the victim of “a sophisticated attack by an outside party that gained access to a limited number of the company’s file servers.” While Belden does not provide any details of what happened, lawyers have recently been using the phrase “sophisticated attack” when referring to ransomware attacks.
The company continues to investigate the incident, but believes that attackers no longer have access to its network. Employees affected by the incident were notified and offered free monitoring and support services. The affected business partners were also notified of the incident, Belden noted.