Bridgestone Americas restoring internal systems, shipments in wake of Feb. 27 cyberattack
(25 NEWS) - Bridgestone Americas is in the process of restoring its systems as the investigation continues into an information security incident that recently impacted operations.
A company statement says key internal systems at all manufacturing plants have been restored in the last 24 hours so production can resume.
A previous statement said the plant in Normal was not affected - no shifts were interrupted and no employees had been sent home.
The company also ways they are also prioritizing getting their ordering, shipping and invoicing systems safely back online and also resuming direct shipments to customers from distribution centers and warehouses.
Bridgestone Americas is currently in the process of getting our systems back online in a safe and secure manner while continuing to investigate an information security incident that recently impacted operations. Since learning of the incident in the early morning hours of February 27, Bridgestone launched a comprehensive investigation to quickly gather facts while working to ensure the security of our IT systems. Out of an abundance of caution, we disconnected many of our manufacturing and retreading facilities in Latin America and North America from our network to contain and prevent any impact.
In the last 24 hours, we’ve restored key internal systems at all manufacturing plants so that we can resume production, but it will take some additional partial production days to securely ramp up to full production. In addition, our team is also prioritizing getting our ordering, shipping and invoicing systems safely back online. We’re also resuming direct shipments to customers from our distribution centers and warehouses.
We are continuing to execute our robust business continuity plans and established governance process to do everything we can to minimize impact to our customers and teammates. We will continue to work diligently to restart all operations efficiently and safely and to address any issues that may affect our operations, our data, our teammates, and our customers.
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