The Western Digital breach is preventing many users from accessing its services. The giant company is aware of the situation and says it was caused by a hack on their systems.
Western Digital, a California-based computer drive manufacturer and data storage service provider announced on March 26 that its network had been breached, and an unauthorized party had gained access to multiple company systems.
According to a press release, the company identified the network security incident on Sunday and is currently conducting an investigation in coordination with law enforcement authorities.
The company has enlisted the help of outside security and forensic experts to assist in the investigation. So far, based on the evidence gathered, Western Digital believes that the intruder had access to some of the company’s data, but the nature and scope of the data remain unclear.
Western Digital breach is the reason behind my cloud error code 503
In response to the Western Digital breach, the company has implemented additional security measures to protect its systems and operations. However, these measures may impact some of the company’s services.
As a result, multiple users of Western Digital’s network-attached storage (NAS) service My Cloud have reported difficulty accessing their cloud-hosted media repositories since Sunday.
At the time of writing, users attempting to log into the service receive a “503 Service Temporarily Unavailable” error message.
Western Digital outage recognized by authorities
The My Cloud service status page indicates that the issue is affecting several products, including My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS5, SanDisk ibi, and SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger. According to the page, cloud, proxy, web, authentication, emails, and push notifications are currently unavailable.
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”We are currently experiencing a service interruption that is preventing customers from accessing the My Cloud, My Cloud Home, My Cloud Home Duo, My Cloud OS 5, SanDisk ibi, SanDisk Ixpand Wireless Charger service. Our team is working urgently to resolve the issue and restore access as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience”.
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The incident has already caused and may continue to cause disruptions to the company’s business operations. Western Digital has promised to provide an update about the My Cloud outage later today.
The Western Digital breach highlights the ever-present threat of cyber attacks to even the most tech-savvy organizations. Despite implementing security measures, the company fell victim to an unauthorized party gaining access to multiple systems.
The incident serves as a reminder that cybercriminals are constantly evolving their methods to penetrate even the most robust defenses. To secure yourself around the internet, check out 5 reasons why you should use a VPN.