Western Digital, a US-based data storage supplier, has revealed that it experienced a cyberattack last month, resulting in unauthorised access to multiple company systems, disruption of some business operations and the theft of some data. The incident was detected by the firm’s IT team on March 26 and an investigation is ongoing, with assistance from security and forensic experts and coordination with law enforcement authorities. Western Digital has taken some systems and services offline and is actively working on restoring impacted infrastructure and services. The firm has not yet fully determined the nature and scope of the stolen data.
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The cyberattack has caused disruptions to Western Digital’s operations, including its My Cloud service for personal cloud storage, which is experiencing a service outage, affecting My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS5, SanDisk ibi and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger. Western Digital is a major data storage supplier for consumer electronics and data centers and accounted for 37% of the global hard disk drive shipments last year, after Seagate (43%), according to a January report by Statista.