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Bridgestone Americas closes production facility in security incident

Exploit: Hacking

Bridgestone Americas: Tire Manufacturer

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Risk to Business: 1.414 = Extreme

Bridgestone is shutting down production at its factories around the US as the company deals with an unspecified cybersecurity incident. The company released a statement saying that it was immediately disconnecting and pausing production at factories in the US and Latin America, with no projected timeline for reopening provided to employees.

Individual Impact: No information about consumer/employee PII, PHI or financial data exposure was available at press time.

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Supply chain disruption has been the name of the game for cybercriminals and tires are an important part of most supply chains.

Source: Portswigger