Belden, Inc. Data Breach Exposed Personal Information of Current and Former Employees, Business Partners

2020-12-18 14:39:00
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NOTICE: If you are a business partner or a current or former employee of Belden, Inc. and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.

belden, inc data breachOn November 24, 2020, global network device manufacturer Belden, Inc. (Belden) publicly announced a data security incident that exposed the personal information of current and former employees, as well as some business partners. On November 12, 2020, Belden detected unusual activity on its company servers resulting from an intrusion by an unauthorized third-party who accessed their systems and copied data files.

Compromised confidential information includes:

  • Names
  • Dates of birth
  • Business partner bank accounts
  • Business partner taxpayer ID numbers
  • Bank account information (for North American employees on payroll)
  • Email addresses
  • Home addresses
  • Other employment-related information
  • Government-identification numbers, including Social Security numbers

Belden claims to have notified law enforcement and stopped further unauthorized access of personal data on their servers. The company is offering two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services to affected individuals. Partners, customers, and others who may have questions about the incident can contact protect@belden.com.

Founded in 1902, Belden currently employs 9,000 people. Corporate headquarters are located in St. Louis, Missouri with manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The manufacturer makes networking, audio and video cables, routers, firewalls, networking racks and cabinets, as well as various cable adapters. Annual revenues are estimated at $2.5 billion.

NOTICE: If you are a business partner or a current or former employee of Belden, Inc. and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible developing legal options.