February 27, 2022: Tire Manufacturer Bridgestone Hit in Ransomware Attack
One of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, Bridgestone Americas, is working on a recovery after suffering a ransomware attack by the LockBit ransomware gang.
Bridgestone said it started to investigate “a potential information security incident” it detected in the morning hours of February 27. “Out of an abundance of caution, we disconnected many of our manufacturing and retreading facilities in Latin America and North America from our network to contain and prevent any potential impact,” Bridgestone said in a statement.
The ransomware gang said it will leak all data stolen from the company and launched a countdown timer. The LockBit gang claimed the attack by adding Bridgestone Americas to the list of their victims.
February 23, 2022: Nvidia Suffers Cyberattack
A threat actor leaked Nvidia Corp. employee credentials and some company proprietary information online after the chipmaker’s systems ended up breached in what appears like a ransomware attack.
The Santa Clara, California-based company became aware of the breach on Feb. 23. The company is analyzing the leaked information and does not anticipate any disruption to the company’s business.
A ransomware group under the name “Lapsus$” reportedly claimed to be responsible for the leak and seemingly has information about the schematics, drivers and firmware, among other data, about the graphics chips.
February 13, 2022: Ransomware Hits 49ers Football Team
One of the teams in the National Football League (NFL) ended up falling victim to a ransomware hack with the attackers saying they purloined the teams financial data.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered the attack at the hands of ransomware gang BlackByte. The attackers appeared to have posted some of the stolen team documents on a site on the dark web in a file marked “2020 Invoices.”
The gang did not make its ransom demands public or specify how much data it had stolen or encrypted.
October 9, 2021: Ransomware Strikes Candymaker
Ferrara, the Chicago-based manufacturer of candies like SweeTarts, Laffy Taffy, Nerds, Red Hots, Lemonhead candies, Boston Baked Beans, Atomic Fireballs, Pixy Stix and Everlasting Gobstoppers, has been able to resume production only “in select manufacturing facilities,” a spokesperson said.
Ferrara first noticed that hackers were encrypting its computers and demanding a payment on Oct. 9, and has hired outside experts to help restore its systems, the statement said. It disclosed the attack on Tuesday.
Hackers encrypted the company's computer system and demanded a payment.
November 13, 2021: Ransomware Hits Store Fixture Manufacturer
Madix, Inc., a manufacturer of store fixtures with plants in Goodwater and Eclectic, Alabama, was hit with a ransomware attack over Nov. 13-14 that has disabled its computers and halted production, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Employees in Goodwater and Eclectic were sent home Monday with no specified date of return as the company works to resolve the cybersecurity breach.
January 12, 2022: Albuquerque Hit in Cyberattack
Albuquerque, New Mexico have cancelled classes for Thursday and Friday due to a cyberattack. The shutdown took place just days after a ransomware attack hit government services across Bernalillo County.
Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) website reportedschools will remain closed "as the district continues to investigate a cyberattack that compromised the student information system used to take attendance, contact families in emergencies, and assure that students are picked up from school by authorized adults."
July 20, 2021: Business Services Firm Hit in Ransomware Attack
Business services provider, Morley Companies Inc., just disclosed a ransomware attack and data breach it suffered this past summer affecting over 500,000 workers.
Saginaw, Michigan-based Morley suffered the attack on July 20 last year, according to a report filed with the Maine Office of the Attorney General. The company, which said it discovered the attack January 26, offers business services to Fortune 500 and Global 100 firms, including meeting management, back-office processing, contact centers, and the creation of trade show exhibits.
September 27, 2021: Pharma Service Provider Hit in Cyber Attack
Digital prescription fulfillment provider, Ravkoo, suffered a cybersecurity incident this past September where an unauthorized third party infiltrated the company’s AWS cloud portal affecting 105,000 of its customers.
On September 27, Auburndale, Florida-based Ravkoo fell victim to a cybersecurity incident, which may have exposed prescription and health information located on the AWS portal, according to the letter to the New Hampshire Attorney General signed by Ross M. Molina of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
January 5, 2022: Chemical Maker Hit in Cyber Attack
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Specialty chemical maker, Element Solutions Inc., suffered a cyber attack, company officials said Monday.
“Element Solutions recently detected a cyber intrusion on certain of the Company’s information technology systems,” the company said in a statement. “Upon detection of the incident, the company promptly took action to contain it and implement business continuity and data recovery protocols.”
December 10, 2021: Photography Giant Hit In Ransomware Attack
Manufacturing at Shutterfly, the photography industry giant, was one of the areas suffering from a Conti ransomware attack earlier in December that encrypted thousands of devices and stole data.
The company’s photography-related services are aimed at consumer, enterprise, and education customers.
The various brands that fly under the Shutterfly banner include GrooveBook, BorrowLenses, Shutterfly.com, Snapfish, and Lifetouch. The main website can end up used to upload photos to create photo books, personalized stationary, greeting cards, post cards, and more.