Western Digital hit by data breach
Computer and cloud data storage maker Western Digital on Monday said it is looking into a network security incident, after a breach in some systems prevented customers from accessing their files.
The unauthorised party obtained certain data from its “a number” of its internal systems on March 26.systems, the company said in a statement and WD was working to understand the nature and scope of that data. Customers were left with access to personal files via the could from their personal storage devices.
WD said the incident may cause further disruption to its business operations, and is implementing measures to secure the operations, including taking systems and services offline.
"Upon discovery of the incident, the company implemented incident response efforts and initiated an investigation with the assistance of leading outside security and forensic experts. This investigation is in its early stages and Western Digital is coordinating with law enforcement authorities."
"The company is implementing proactive measures to secure its business operations including taking systems and services offline and will continue taking additional steps as appropriate. As part of its remediation efforts, Western Digital is actively working to restore impacted infrastructure and services."
"Based on the investigation to date, the company believes the unauthorized party obtained certain data from its systems and is working to understand the nature and scope of that data."
Reporting by Frank Prenesti for Sharecast.com