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Hackers attacked Western Digital, My Cloud devices Not Operable!

Hackers attacked Western Digital, My Cloud devices Not Operable!

Over the weekend, hackers attacked WD. Western Digital acknowledged that it was the victim of a cyberattack on March 26 that allowed malicious parties access to its networks. (via TechCrunch).

Image Source: Western Digital

Although the scope of the attack is currently unknown, this hacking event compelled WD to completely shut down its systems and services on Sunday.

Many My Cloud (WD’s NAS brand) customers have been negatively impacted by this failure as they are no longer able to access their personal NAS or any of the data that is saved on it.

WD likely took down its servers to stop the attacker’s progress, protect its own data, and keep users’ systems secure.
This is not the first time a hacking event has impacted WD’s NAS. Many WD My Book Live customers discovered that their NAS had been automatically reset, erasing all of their data, a few years ago.

All of the WD products and services that are known to have been impacted by the attack are listed below:

  • My Cloud
  • My Cloud Home
  • My Cloud Home Duo
  • My Cloud OS 5
  • SanDisk ibi
  • SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger

WD Corporation is a data storage firm that specializes in hard drives, solid-state drives, and other data storage solutions for home and business usage. Western-Digital, founded in 1970, has its headquarters in San Jose, California, and operates in a number of countries across the world, including the United States, China, Japan, and Malaysia. Personal computers and game consoles, as well as cloud storage servers and data centers, employ the company’s products.

Western Digital is a publicly traded business that trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker name WDC. The corporation has a market worth of more than $20 billion as of 2021 and employs over 70,000 people globally.

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