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Ransomware Gang Threatens to Leak Files Stolen From Tire Giant Bridgestone

A cyberattack against tire and rubber giant Bridgestone Americas came to light in late February. Bridgestone disconnected many of its manufacturing and retreading facilities from its network at the time, causing some plant operations to be shut down. A cybercrime gang that has been using LockBit 2.0 ransomware took credit for the attack and is threatening to leak all the data stolen to the public. The timer on the group’s website showed the company had less than two days to pay a ransom to avoid the leak. 

Bridgestone discovered the breach on February 27 and confirmed ransomware was involved and a limited number of systems had data stolen from them. Law enforcement and Accenture Security are assisting in the investigation. This cybercrime gang has taken credit for many high-profile attacks over the past months. The FBI issued warnings to organizations about LockBit 2.0 attacks in February. 

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