Western Digital’s MyBook Live is under attack

As KaPo Zurich reports, the well-known storage product MyBook Live from Western Digital is currently under attack. There is a risk of total data loss. This is to be done.

MyBook Live devices are popular. The external storage medium, which is often integrated into smaller home networks as network storage, has been sold millions of times worldwide. Now there is a risk of data loss. Like the Zurich canton police cybercrimepolice.ch reports, the manufacturer Western Digital has announced that there is currently a wave of attacks on the devices.

Cybercriminals managed to gain remote access to some devices via malware and carried out factory resets there, in addition to alleged data theft. These cause the device to be reset to the factory settings – and thus all data is irretrievably lost.

Western Digital and the police therefore urgently recommend disconnecting the My Book Live and My Book Live Duo devices from the network immediately. If so, then these should only be used as offline storage. Otherwise there is a risk of data loss. In principle, it is sufficient to physically separate the device from the router and to cut any WLAN connections.

Western Digital assures that they are investigating the problem and will endeavor to find a solution.

Source: Wizcase.com


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