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LockBit ransomware gang claims attack on Bridgestone Americas

Posted on Mar 12, 2022
LockBit ransomware gang claims attack on Bridgestone Americas

A cyberattack on Bridgestone Americas, one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world, has been claimed by the LockBit ransomware gang.

The threat actor announced that they will leak all data stolen from the company and launched a countdown timer, which is currently at less than three hours.

Bridgestone has tens of production units across the world and over 130,000 employees (regular and contractual), as per the company’s data at the end of 2020.

On February 27, Bridgestone started to investigate “a potential information security incident” detected in the morning hours of the same day.

No details about the incident emerged until today when the LockBit ransomware gang claimed the attack by adding Bridgestone Americas to the list of their victims.

LockBit is one of the most active ransomware gangs today, targeting large corporations, sometimes asking for ransoms of tens of millions of U.S. dollars, as was the case with Accenture.

It is unclear what data LockBit stole from Bridgestone or how detrimental leaking it would be to the company. At the time of writing, the countdown from the actor for publishing the files expires in about three hours and a half.

Full article on https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-gang-claims-attack-on-bridgestone-americas/

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