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Data Storage Devices Maker Western Digital Discloses "Network Security Incident"



On Monday, data storage devices maker Western Digital disclosed an unauthorized access to its systems that is said to have occurred on March 26, 2023. The company has initiated incident response efforts and enlisted the help of cybersecurity and forensic experts to conduct an investigation. Western Digital also said it's coordinating with law enforcement agencies on the matter, adding the probe is in its initial stages. The company has taken several of its services offline, noting that the threat actor may have obtained "certain data from its systems" and that it's working on estimating the nature and scope of the data accessed. While Western Digital did not reveal the exact services that are impacted, the My Cloud status page shows that cloud, proxy, web, authentication, emails, and push notification services are down. "Western Digital is currently experiencing a service outage impacting the following products: My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS5, SanDisk ibi, SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger," the company said in a message posted on April 2. This is a developing story and we will update this blog post as more information becomes available.

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