Western Digital Reports Data Breach Involving Customer Information and Credit Cards

Western Digital has reported that hackers gained access to its online store’s internal database, which contained sensitive customer information such as names, addresses, and partial credit card details, According to Bloomberg. The company issued a statement on Friday, updating the public on the incident, which it first disclosed on March 26. Western Digital has restored most of the systems that were taken offline as a precaution and is reaching out to affected individuals.

The company confirmed that it is investigating the validity of the data that has been made public and will continue to report any findings as appropriate. Western Digital’s factories have remained operational throughout the incident, and the company is continuing to ship products to meet customer demand.

As one of the largest manufacturers of computer storage drives, Western Digital, like its competitors, is experiencing a significant decline in demand for its products as consumers delay their purchases. At the time of writing, Western Digital shares were up 1.2% during New York trading.

Mary Carlos

Reporter, Cybersecurity
Mary Carlos covers the details of cyber security for Tictnews. She is a freelance technology journalist with over five years of industry experience, and worked as an editor on several news sites from 2018 to 2023. You can reach her at [email protected]


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