Sierra Wireless suffers ransomware attack and production stops at its manufacturing sites

Sierra Wireless the world’s leading IoT solutions provider, has announced that it discovered it was the subject of a ransomware attack on its internal IT systems on March 20th 2021.

Once the company learned of the attack, its IT and operations teams immediately implemented measures to counter the attack in accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and policies that were developed in collaboration with third-party advisors. These teams, with the assistance of these and additional third-party advisors, believe they have addressed the attack, and are currently working to bring Sierra Wireless’ internal IT systems back online.

At this time, Sierra Wireless believes the impact of the attack was limited to Sierra Wireless systems, as the company maintains a clear separation between its internal IT systems and customer facing products and services.

As a result of the ransomware attack, Sierra Wireless halted production at its manufacturing sites. The company’s website and other internal operations have also been disrupted by the attack. The company believes it will restart production at these facilities and resume normal operations soon. In the meantime, Sierra Wireless asks its customers and partners for their patience as it seeks to remediate the situation.

At the time of writing the main website at https://www.sierrawireless.com/ is down with a message regarding the ransomware attack.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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