Mar 1, 2022

Des Moines Bridgestone Plant Cancels Shifts Amid Cyber Attack

Managers at the Bridgestone-Firestone tire factory on Northwest Second Avenue just north of Des Moines sent workers home Sunday after learning that hackers may have compromised the international corporation’s data systems.

Emily Weaver, director of communications for Bridgestone Americas, said in a statement Monday morning that company officials are investigating the “information security incident.” She said Bridgestone managers disconnected computers at many Latin American and North American factories, though she did not say which locations the company thinks were hacked. …

Source: Des Moines Register

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