Last month, Birdgestone faced a cyber attack and were shut down factories on February 27. Power outages are reported at factories in Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Canada for long time after the incident.
After the incident, LockBit ransomware claimed responsibility for it. It is mentioned that data leaked by hackers and started a timer for the payment of the ransom and threatened to publish the data they stole from the company if the money was not transferred on time.
While wondering whether this event is related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine tension, the developments show that the event is completely focused on financial gain.
Meanwhile, “For us it is just business and we are all apolitical. We are only interested in money for our harmless and useful work. All we do is provide paid training to system administrators around the world on how to properly set up a corporate network. We will never, under any circumstances, take part in cyber-attacks on critical infrastructures of any country in the world or engage in any international conflicts” post published by the group.
“Many people ask us, will our international community of post-paid pentesters, threaten the west on critical infrastructure in response to cyber aggression against Russia?
Our community consists of many nationalities of the world, most of our pentesters are from the CIS including Russians and Ukrainians, but we also have Americans, Englishmen, Chinese, French, Arabs, Jews, and many others in our team. Our programmers developers live permanently around the world in China, the United States, Canada, Russia and Switzerland. Our servers are located in the Netherlands and the Seychelles, we are all simple and peaceful people, we are all Earthlings.”