WD network drives vulnerable to attack

Site specialists warn that WD My Cloud network drives may be susceptible to hacking. There are many loopholes that cybercriminals may be able to circumvent.

Western Digital drives from the My Cloud family may be subject to hacker attacks. Specialists say that in most models, several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the security system that could allow for control. Hackers can remotely bypass the login, enter their own commands, and then upload files without the consent of the owner. This is possible due to poor implementation of scripts. Every executing command written in the network interface has full access to the operating system.

Western Digital has pretty quickly overcome the loop to circumvent the login, but by the way he created another gap. The team claims to have disclosed information about the presence of gaps, as it believes the company is not paying much attention to major security bugs.

That is why only sounding the case will force the manufacturer to fix them.