25 June 2021

Do you have a WD My Book Live? Disconnect it from your network / the Internet now!

Storage drive maker Western Digital is telling owners of its WD My Book Live device to disconnect it from the internet after reports that some have had their data erased by malicious software.

According to an advisory issued by the firm, malicious attackers are compromising the devices – commonly used to back up data such as home movies, photographs, and important documents – resulting in their entire contents being wiped in some cases.

Western Digital has determined that some My Book Live devices are being compromised by malicious software. In some cases, this compromise has led to a factory reset that appears to erase all data on the device.

The first indication that most victims will see is an “invalid password” message when they attempt to log into their device.

In a thread on Western Digital’s support forum, many My Book Live owners have described how all of their data has disappeared.


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