Ransomware Hits Snap-On Tool Maker

April 12, 2022


American automotive tools manufacturer Snap-on suffered an attack from the Conti ransomware gang.
The attacker started leaking the company’s data in March. Snap-on is a manufacturer and designer of tools, software, and diagnostic services used by the transportation industry through various brands, including Mitchell1, Norbar, Blue-Point, Blackhawk, and Williams.
Snap-on disclosed a data breach Thursday after they detected suspicious activity in their network, which led to them shutting down all of their systems. After conducting an investigation, Snap-on found attackers purloined personal employee data between March 1 and March 3.

Incident Date

March 1, 2022

Estimated Cost

Ransomware attack cost unknown.


Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified