Unauthorized user gains access to Belden database


Exploit: Unauthorized Database Access
Belden: Signal Transmission Solutions Manufacturer


Risk to Small Business: 1.992 = Severe An unauthorized user gained access to at least one database full of employee and client information. The company noted in a statement that attackers apparently accessed a “limited number” of Belden’s file servers, but the firm said the breach did not have any impact on production in manufacturing plants, quality control, or shipping.


Individual Risk: 1.990 = Severe The company went on to state that filched employee information may have included names, birthdates, government-issued identification numbers (for example, social security / national insurance), bank account information of North American employees on the Belden payroll, home addresses, and email addresses. potentially compromised information for business partners includes bank account data and tax ID numbers.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Password compromise is often the culprit behind an intrusion like this, and that’s a matter that needs to be taken seriously in order to prevent this kind of drama.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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