Bridgestone sends workers home after suspected security hack

Nashville, TN – Bridgestone sent workers home on Sunday at plants in Latin and North America after a suspected security hack hits its computer systems.

Emily Weaver, director of communications for Bridgestone Americas, said in a statement Monday that company officials are investigating an “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.

“Until we learn more from this investigation, we cannot determine with certainty the scope or nature of any potential incident, but we will continue to work diligently to address any potential issues that may affect our operations, our data, our teammates, and our customers,” Weaver said in a statement.