Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bridgestone Americas, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Bridgestone Americas data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undisclosed number of individuals.
ABOUT BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS, INC.:
Bridgestone Americas, the American subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, is a tire manufacturing company that develop tires for consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers, and those in the agriculture, forestry, and mining industries. Japan-based Bridgestone Corporation is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world. Bridgestone Americas’ tire brands include Bridgestone, Firestone, Bandag, Primewell, and Fuzion. The history of Bridgestone America dates back to 1931 with the founding of Bridgestone Tire Company, Ltd. by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan. In 1988, Bridgestone Corporation acquired The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, transformed it into one of the world’s largest tire and rubber companies. Today, Bridgestone Americas has more than 50 production facilities and employs over 55,000 people throughout the Americas. In 2021, Bridgestone Americas’ annual revenue was $29 billion.
On February 27, 2022, Bridgestone Americas discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Bridgestone Americas determined that an unauthorized actor exported data, including some credit forms, to an external storage platform. In late August 2022, Bridgestone Americas began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Financial account information
If you received a breach notification letter from Bridgestone Americas:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Bridgestone Americas data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Bridgestone Americas, Inc.;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.