At the end of March, Western Digital, an American data storage manufacturer, had to declare that it had been the victim of a hacker attack that stole some of the information from the company’s cloud services. After a number of the company’s information systems were disabled for security reasons, the company has only now started to bring them back online. At the same time, users are warned whose data could fall into the hands of intruders.
As noted in a statement on Western Digital’s website, the bulk of the previously shut down systems have now resumed operations and drive manufacturing companies continued to work to supply products even during the active phase of the investigation into the incident . Now the company continues to verify the accuracy of the data released by the actions of hackers. WDC promises to fully inform users and customers of the conclusions obtained.
The company has resumed operations of the My Cloud service, which suffered from the attack, and customer access to it will be fully resumed as of May 15 this year. In fact, it took the company more than a month to fix issues with its functioning. Individual customers of the service also suffered, as the attackers became aware of their names, phone numbers and some bank card numbers stored in the system. The company is now contacting affected customers to minimize further damage.