Network gear manufacturer Belden last week reported that it was hit by outside attackers who accessed its company data servers.

In a statement, the company said the incident involved unauthorized access and copying of some current and former employee data, as well as limited company information about some business partners.

The security issue did not impact production lines at Belden manufacturing plants, quality control or shipping. Belden said once its IT professionals detected unusual activity in some company servers, staff activated its incident response plan, deployed teams of internal IT specialists, and engaged leading third-party cybersecurity forensic experts and other advisors to identify and mitigate the incident’s impact.

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