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Data in Western Digital My Cloud Products May Still Be Vulnerable

January 15, 2018

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Previously reported security vulnerabilities related to certain My Cloud products had been disclosed by a security researcher directly with our team in 2017, and critical issues mentioned in these recent articles (GulfTech; The Hacker News) were addressed in 2017 with firmware update v2.30.172 and above. Other issues are being addressed in future updates.

One of those issues currently being addressed for a future update is that certain My Cloud models (only with firmware versions 2.xx but not My Cloud Home) with default settings could be exploited by a sophisticated hacker in the unlikely event such hacker has access to the owner’s local network; or, if the My Cloud owner has enabled Dashboard Cloud Access (certain models*) or enabled additional port forwarding to such My Cloud devices.

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