Hackers hacked Western Digital’s servers and stole data. The maker of hard drives, solid state drives, flash drives, and other storage devices has temporarily disabled its My Cloud service to prevent further leaks.
The California-based company confirmed today that it has had experiences “Network Security Incident” more March 26th. “According to our internal investigation, an unauthorized party has gained access to certain data in our systems. An assessment of the nature of the hack and the data that was compromised is currently underway.— commented in the company.
Western Digital also noted that the hack “may cause performance issues” certain company services. Over the weekend, Western Digital cloud service users began complaining about inaccessibility to their My Cloud storage. The My Cloud authorization page hit visitors with an error “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable”.
The company reported that it is working on separating some services and systems from the general network. “as a precaution”aims to isolate its IT systems from intruders. It is currently unknown if Western Digital has been affected by a ransomware attack that could encrypt all or part of the data that hackers could access.
Without giving details, the company said that hackers “Gained access to a number of its internal systems”. Whether this applies to user data is unknown. Western Digital is currently consulting with cybersecurity experts and cooperating with law enforcement authorities regarding the incident.