Hackers stole personnel records of software developer Wind River

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2021

The global leader of embedded system software Wind River Systems discloses a data breach that resulted in the theft of customers’ personal information.

Wind River Systems, a global leader in delivering software for smart connected systems, discloses a data breach.

The company claims its technology is found in more than 2 billion products, it develops run-time software, middleware, development and simulation platforms.

The security breach took place on or around September 29, 2020, attackers accessed the personal information of its employees.

“Our outside experts recently determined that some of your personal information would have been available within one or more files that were downloaded from our network on or about September 29, 2020,” reads the data breach notification letter sent by the company to its employees.

The company is not aware of misuse of the information contained within the downloaded files, it also added that it has not found the stolen files online.

Personnel records accessed by the attackers could include birth dates, driver’s license numbers, national identification numbers, social insurance numbers, social security numbers, passport or visa numbers, health details, and/or financial account information.

At the time of this writing, Wind River hasn’t provided information on how attackers breached the company either the number of affected employees.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Wind River Systems)

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