Tire Manufacturer Bridgestone Hit in Ransomware Attack

March 15, 2022

INCIDENT

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.

Incident Date

February 27, 2022

Estimated Cost

unknown at this time - Production shutdown for 10 days, workers sent home

Victims

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source