Western Digital has announced it has been a target of a network breach, involving a number of its systems. The incident, which happened more than a week ago on March 26, involved an unauthorised third party gaining access to the said systems, the storage expert acknowledged in a press release on Monday.
The company said that since it learnt of the incident, it has implemented “incident response efforts” and started an investigation with the help of leading external security and forensic efforts. Western Digital also said it is coordinating with law enforcement on the matter, and has taken down a number of its systems and services in the meantime as part of efforts to secure its business operations.
It’s clear that the breach has been severe, given that certain services, such as the company’s My Cloud network-attached storage (NAS) offerings, have been offline since Sunday. Many individuals and corporations rely on these services to access their data remotely, including SoyaCincau.com. To date, the company’s My Cloud and My Cloud Home portals show a 503 error indicating that the services are unavailable.
For its part, WD said it is actively working to restore infrastructure and services that have been impacted by the network breach. The company has ascertained that the unauthorised party has obtained certain data from its systems and is currently working to understand the nature and scope of this data.