Western Digital Hacked

Well-known Scandisk drive manufacturer Western Digital (WD) disclosed a data breach on its network in which attackers accessed multiple systems’ unauthorized data.

WD is an American computer drive manufacturer and data storage company that produce and sell data storage devices, data center systems, and cloud storage services.

Since it’s an ongoing incident, the company immediately deployed the Incident responders and investigated the attack with the help of Digital forensic experts.

“Western Digital identified a network security incident involving Western Digital’s systems. In connection with the ongoing incident, an unauthorized third party gained access to a number of the Company’s systems.” WD said in a Press release.

The company also said that there are working to restore the affected systems and believes that the unauthorized party obtained specific data from its systems and is working to understand the nature and scope of that data.

“The Company is implementing proactive measures to secure its business operations, including taking systems and services offline, and will continue taking additional steps as appropriate.”

Due to this incident, multiple users reported that another cloud operating My Cloud service was down and experienced more than 12 hours of downtime.

According to their incident report, “We are experiencing a service interruption preventing customers from accessing the My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS 5, SanDisk ibi, SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger service.”

“Our team is working urgently to resolve the issue and restore access as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.”

My cloud home page

Here the following products are impacted by this security incident:

  • My Cloud
  • My Cloud Home
  • My Cloud Home Duo
  • My Cloud OS5
  • SanDisk ibi
  • SanDisk Ixp
  • Wireless Charger

Cyber Security News Contacted Western Digitial to know more about the incident, but we got no response. we will update the article once we get more updates.

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.