Bridgestone reports ransomware attack at U.S. subsidiary

Bridgestone, a global tyre manufacture based in Japan, on Friday said its U.S. subsidiary has suffered a ransomware attack.
Cyber security tipsEarlier, suppliers of automaker Toyota Motor reported similar ransomware attack.

The global cyber security market is anticipated to reach $366.10 billion by 2028 and achieve a CAGR of 12 percent during the forecast period, according to Fortune Business Insights. The cyber security market size stood at $153.16 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $165.78 billion in 2021.

Bridgestone in a news statement said third-party unauthorised access was made at Bridgestone Americas on Feb. 27, prompting it to shut down its computer network. It said it later reconnected the network after a comprehensive security check.

An investigation later determined the incident to be a ransomware attack, Bridgestone said.

The announcement comes about two weeks after Toyota’s main supplier, Denso, detected unauthorised access via a ransomware attack at a group company that handles sales and engineering in Germany.

Another Toyota supplier was hit by a cyberattack late last month, prompting Japan’s largest automaker to shut down domestic production for one day on March 1, affecting output of around 13,000 vehicles.