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Western Digital boots outdated NAS devices off of My Cloud
2023-06-16 16:03

Western Digital is warning owners of My Cloud series devices that can no longer connect to cloud services starting on June 15, 2023, if the devices are not upgraded to the latest firmware, version 5.26.202. "Devices on firmware below 5.26.202 will not be able to connect to Western Digital cloud services starting June 15, 2023, and users will not be able to access data on their device through and the My Cloud OS 5 mobile app until they update the device to the latest firmware," explains a Western Digital support bulletin.

Western Digital: Customer info stolen in that IT attack
2023-05-08 23:01

Customer information was stolen from the IT systems of Western Digital in that March IT security breach, forcing the storage manufacturer to shut down its online store until at least next week. Western Digital first disclosed the intrusion in early April, saying that in late March its engineers discovered someone had broken into "a number" of the biz's systems.

Western Digital Confirms Customer Data Stolen by Hackers in March Breach
2023-05-08 14:06

Digital storage giant Western Digital confirmed that an "Unauthorized third party" gained access to its systems and stole personal information belonging to the company's online store customers. "This information included customer names, billing and shipping addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers," the San Jose-based company said in a disclosure last week.

Western Digital store offline due to March breach
2023-05-08 10:02

The Western Digital online store is offline as a result of the "Network security incident" it suffered in March 2023. "This information included customer names, billing and shipping addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. In addition, the database contained, in encrypted format, hashed and salted passwords and partial credit card numbers," Western Digital informed.

Western Digital says hackers stole customer data in March cyberattack
2023-05-07 16:10

Western Digital has taken its store offline and sent customers data breach notifications after confirming that hackers stole sensitive personal information in a March cyberattack. The company emailed the data breach notifications late Friday afternoon, warning that customers' data was stored in a Western Digital database stolen during the attack.

Hackers leak images to taunt Western Digital's cyberattack response
2023-05-01 12:28

The leak comes after the threat actor warned Western Digital on April 17th that they would hurt them until they "Cannot stand anymore" if a ransom was not paid. On March 26th, Western Digital suffered a cyberattack where threat actors breached its internal network and stole company data.

Week in review: Western Digital network security incident, QNAP vulns, Patch Tuesday forecast
2023-04-09 08:00

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Western Digital struggles to fix massive My Cloud outage, offers workaround
2023-04-08 15:08

On Friday, five days into a massive outage impacting its cloud services, Western Digital finally provided customers with a workaround to access their files. The complete list of services that were down throughout this week includes My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS 5, SanDisk ibi, and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger, together with linked mobile, desktop, and web apps.

Western Digital confirms digital burglary, calls the cops
2023-04-03 11:58

Western Digital is today dealing with a "Network security incident" after detecting a break-in into its internal systems by an unauthorized third party. On discovering the digital break-in, WD "Implemented incident response efforts and initiated an investigation with the assistance of leading outside security and forensic experts... and Western Digital is coordinating with law enforcement authorities."

Western Digital Hit by Network Security Breach - Critical Services Disrupted!
2023-04-03 11:41

Data storage devices maker Western Digital on Monday disclosed a "Network security incident" that involved unauthorized access to its systems.The breach is said to have occurred on March 26, 2023, enabling an unnamed third party to gain access to a "Number of the company's systems."