Klaussner Home Furnishings faces cyber attack
February 19, 2019 | 7:20 pm UTC
ASHEBORO, N.C. - North Carolina furniture giant Klaussner Home Furnishings was the victim of a targeted cyber attack.
“This week we experienced a cyber attack on our computer network that affected some of our operations," read a statement from Klaussner. "As soon as we discovered the incident, we notified law enforcement and engaged a leading forensics firm to investigate and remediate this issue. The investigation remains ongoing."
Klaussner recovered from the attack quickly.
Company CEO Bill Wittenberg said in a statement to Furniture Today that he expects no lasting impact. Orders scheduled for pickup until February 21 will only see a short delay.
“As a 40-year veteran in the furniture business, I have witnessed how advancements in technology within our industry have helped us to grow exponentially and serve all of our retails partners and stakeholders better,” Wittenberg told Furniture Today. “This does not come without cost, however."
Klaussner, the eighth largest home furniture maker on the FDMC 300, is one of the largest furniture makers in the country. With 1,200 employees, the company operates showrooms in High Point, Las Vegas, and Chicago.
Cyber attacks have victimized other woodworking companies. In 2017, both Patrick Industries and Mitchell Gold Bob Williams Furniture were hit with email phishing attacks, in which perpetrators convinced lone employees to hand over thousands of employee W2 forms.
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