After little to no response from WD about all of the security vulnerabilities mentioned earlier this year I decided that enough was enough. I finally ripped the drives out from my myCloud and switched to a DS718+ Synology NAS; My only regret is not having done it sooner. This thing is miles ahead of the experience that WD has provided me with; Features like anti-virus, Plex, virtual machines, etc are all built-in. Most importantly they also seem to have the right mentality when it comes to security.
I’d like to personally thank all of you here for all the support you’ve provided over the years. I wish you all the best and urge you to look into converting to Synology the next time you’re in the market for a NAS. After almost 7 years I can finally say good riddance to the pestilence that is the WD NAS product line and WD support team (what a joke).