Western Digital suffers network security incident
Western Digital, a prominent name in data technology products, recently faced a significant network security incident. Unauthorized access to the company’s systems has disrupted its operations and impacted its customer services.
According to a Reuters report, in this network security incident, Western Digital discovered unauthorized access to several of its systems. One of the services most affected by this breach is the WD My Cloud Home, with users expressing their frustrations on Twitter after experiencing outages for several days.
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Upon detecting the breach, Western Digital immediately initiated incident response efforts and began an investigation with the help of leading outside security and forensic experts. The company is coordinating closely with law enforcement authorities, as the investigation is still in its early stages.
To safeguard its operations, Western Digital has taken a proactive approach by taking systems and services offline. The company plans to continue implementing additional measures to ensure the security of its infrastructure. As part of its remediation efforts, Western Digital is actively working to restore the impacted services and infrastructure.
Based on preliminary findings, Western Digital believes that the unauthorized party has obtained certain data from its systems. The company is currently working to understand the nature and scope of the data accessed by intruders.