Bridgestone Americas has recovered from a cyberattack attack, but the LockBit ransomware group is now threatening to release Bridgestone company data that was gathered from the attack, multiple reports indicate.
Bridgestone Americas vs. LockBit Ransomware Cyberattack: The Timeline
Here's a timeline tracking the attack and recovery efforts:
February 7, 2022: The FBI released indicators of compromise associated with LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks. Source: CISA.
February 27, 2022: Bridgestone Americas began investigating a cyberattack. Out of an abundance of caution, the company disconnected many of its manufacturing and retreading facilities in Latin America and North America from a network to contain and prevent any potential impact. Source: WTVF.
March 10, 2022: All plants operated by Bridgestone Americas had resumed normal operations by March 9, 2020 — ten days after a cyberattack derailed work at factories. Source: Tennessee Lookout, March 10, 2022.
March 11, 2022: Bridgestone is working with Accenture Security, which has a Top 250 MSSP business unit, to investigate and understand the full scope and nature of the incident" and that they are analyzing to determine what data was stolen. Source: Bleeping Computer.
Ironically, Accenture suffered a LockBit ransomware attack in August 2021.