LockBit gang claimed to have compromised the network of Bridgestone Americas, one of the largest manufacturers of tyres with more than 50 production facilities and 55000 employees, stolen data from the company.
Lockbit operators plan to release the stolen data by March 15, 2022 23:59, if the company will not pay the ransom.
On February 27, some company employees at Bridgestone’s La Vergne plant reported being sent home due to a possible cyber attack. Bridgestone launched an investigation into the incident and hired a prominent consultant firm to understand the full scope and nature of the incident.
Bridgestone Americas are currently investigating a potential information security incident. Since learning of the potential incident in the early morning hours of February 27, we have launched a comprehensive investigation to quickly gather facts while working to ensure the security of our IT systems. 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.Until we learn more from this investigation, we cannot determine with certainty the scope or nature of any potential incident, but we will continue to work diligently to address any potential issues that may affect our operations, our data, our teammates, and our customers.”Bridgestone statement
Lockbit continues to be one of the most active ransomware operations at this time, unlike other groups, it pointed out that it is an apolitical group and is only interested in money.