Ransomware, Threat Management, Privacy

Western Digital: Customer data compromised in March attack

BleepingComputer reports that Western Digital has begun notifying its customers regarding the theft of limited personal data following a cyberattack in March. Threat actors were able to compromise on or around March 26 a Western Digital database copy with the online store customers' personal data, including their names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, hashed and salted passwords, and partial credit card numbers, said Western Digital in its data breach notification letter, which also noted the temporary suspension of online store account access, with restoration expected by the week of May 15. Western Digital was reported by TechCrunch to have been attacked by an unnamed hacking operation, which claimed to exfiltrate 10TB worth of data and leveraged ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware group's data leak site for extortion purposes despite claiming that they were not affiliated with the gang. While further threats of leaking Western Digital's data were made on April 28, attackers have not released more stolen data, indicating continued extortion efforts.

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