Western Digital, a prominent manufacturer of data storage devices, reported a "network security inci
Western Digital, a prominent manufacturer of data storage devices, reported a "network security incident" on Monday, unveiling unauthorized access to its systems.
The security breach occurred on March 26, 2023, allowing an unidentified third party to infiltrate a number of the company's systems.
Upon discovering the hack, Western Digital initiated incident response measures and enlisted the assistance of cybersecurity and forensic experts to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
The company is also collaborating with law enforcement agencies on the issue, stating that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.
In light of the security breach, Western Digital has temporarily disabled several services. The company acknowledged that the attacker might have acquired "specific data from its systems" and is currently assessing the nature and scope of the accessed data.
Although Western Digital did not identify the affected services, the My Cloud status page reveals that cloud, proxy, web, authentication, email, and push notification services are currently down.
In an April 2 statement, the company said, "Western Digital is presently experiencing a service outage affecting the following products: My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS5, SanDisk ibi, SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger."