At a glance.
- Western Digital discloses cyberattack.
- Rilide, a new strain of malware, is in active use.
- Mantis cyberespionage group uses new, robust tools and tactics.
- Small, medium, and large criminal enterprises.
- Challenges of threat hunting.
- Did "appeasement" embolden Russia's cyber operators?
Western Digital discloses cyberattack.
California-based data storage provider Western Digital has disclosed a breach in which an unauthorized third party gained access to its systems, the Register reports. Computing reports that the company has shut down its My Cloud consumer cloud and backup service while it investigates the incident. The company hasn’t disclosed the nature of the attack, and the investigation is still in its early stages. Western Digital said in a statement that it detected an incident on March 26th, initiated its incident response plans, and began taking steps to remediate the issue. "Based on the investigation to date, the Company believes the unauthorized party obtained certain data from its systems and is working to understand the nature and scope of that data. While Western Digital is focused on remediating this security incident, it has caused and may continue to cause disruption to parts of the Company’s business operations.” For more on the effects of the attack against Western Digital, see CyberWire Pro.