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Bridgestone Americas confirms ransomware attack by LockBit ransomware gang

On Friday 11th of March 2022, the LockBit ransomware gang announced they had attacked Bridgestone which is the one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world. Bridgestone had stated back on Sunday 27th of February that they were investigating a potential cyber-attack incident which has been detected in the morning of the 27th of February. But no details on what was involved in the incident were released.

Bridgestone has announced that they are working with Accenture Security to investigate and understand the full scope and nature of the incident and that they are analysing to determine what data was stolen. And they also confirmed that they “have determined this incident to be the result of a ransomware attack”.

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