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Ransomware Attack Led Bridgestone to Halt US Tire Production for a Week

Japanese manufacturer confirmed a Feb. 27 attack on its US subsidiary that led to a temporary production shutdown.

A recent ransomware attack led tire manufacturing giant Bridgestone to temporarily put the brakes on its US and other Americas operations.

The Japan-based company said its Bridgestone Americas subsidiary network was infiltrated on Feb. 27, leading the company to shut down network and production in its manufacturing facilities in North America and Middle America for around one week, Reuters reports.

Bridgestone did not provide any additional details on the attack.