[iw] - Unplug your WD My Book Live, or you might find your drive’s data wiped
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Fri Jun 25 08:07:27 EDT 2021
Unplug your WD My Book Live, or you might find your drive’s data wiped
The company says malicious software appears to be erasing data
By Mitchell Clark Jun 24, 2021, 8:49pm EDT
If you own a WD My Book Live NAS, you should immediately disconnect it from your network — users have discovered that their data has seemingly been deleted off the device, with no action on their part (via Ars Technica). In a post on its community forum, WD says that the data loss appears to be the result of “malicious software,” and advises any My Book Live or My Book Live Duo owners to disconnect their devices from the internet to protect their data.
Some users on WD’s forum report that their devices appear to have been factory reset, while others report seeing a page requesting a password they don’t know.
In most cases, those who have been affected say that all of the data on the device appears to be gone, with their file structure either remaining intact, but with empty folders, or no folders at all except the ones that come by default on the device.
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