Exterior storage options like these made by Western Digital are supposed to assist customers backup their knowledge to an exterior supply. That is finished in order that within the occasion their PC fails, they nonetheless have entry to their knowledge, however sadly for Western Digital’s My Ebook Stay customers, a variety of customers are discovering that their drives have been wiped.

That is in accordance with posts on the WD boards wherein customers are waking up and discovering out that their drives, for some inexplicable motive, have been wiped. In line with one consumer, “I’ve a WD mybook stay linked to my dwelling LAN and labored fantastic for years. I’ve simply discovered that in some way all the info on it’s gone at present, whereas the directories appears there however empty. Beforehand the 2T quantity was virtually full however now it reveals full capability.”

In line with some, they imagine that this may need one thing to do with a manufacturing facility reset that was carried out on their drives just a few days in the past. This appears to be finished deliberately versus being some sort of bug.

In an announcement made by the corporate, “Western Digital has decided that some My Ebook Stay and My Ebook Stay Duo gadgets are being compromised by means of exploitation of a distant command execution vulnerability. In some circumstances, the attackers have triggered a manufacturing facility reset that seems to erase all knowledge on the system.”

They’re additionally advising prospects to unplug their drives from the web for the time-being whereas they kind it out. We’re undecided if there’s a probability that the info may be recovered, however we’ll wait and see if WD will do one thing about it.

Filed in Devices. Learn extra about Western Digital. Supply: arstechnica

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