Western Digital Advises to Unplug Devices From the Internet Western Digital, said that some My Book Live devices have been compromised by a threat actor

WD My Book Live users around the world are facing an unexpected problem in which they are losing all their data stored on the network-attached storage (NAS) drive. Western Digital has acknowledged the issue and is recommending users to disconnect their My Book Live devices from the Internet to prevent any issues until further notice. The company is also investigating the compromises that have resulted in the complete wipe of all data on the devices, without giving any prior notifications to the users. The issue has striked both WD My Book Live and My Book Duo.

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Some users initially reported on Western Digital’s support forum that they suddenly lost all their data stored on the WD My Book Live devices. “I have a WD mybook live connected to my home LAN and worked fine for years,” one of the affected users who started a thread on the company’s forum wrote. “I have just found that somehow all the data on it is gone today, while the directories seems there but empty.”

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Western Digital responded to user complaints on its support assembly and said it had determined that some My Book Live devices were being compromised by malicious software. “In some cases, this compromise has led to a factory reset that appears to ease all data on the device,” the San Jose, California-based company said. It is, however, unclear whether the company is also working on providing any data recovery services to the affected users as the issue has led to sudden loss of their precious digital assets.For more updates, stay tuned to the latest news and posts of The Midget Herald.

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