Owners of WD My Book Live external drives risk losing all data stored on them

Owners of WD My Book Live external drives risk losing all data stored on them

Western Digital has recommended that all owners of My Book Live and My Book Live Duo external drives disconnect from the Internet immediately. Otherwise, there is a risk of complete data loss. The warning was issued after messages from users began to appear, shocked that all the data suddenly disappeared without any action on the part of the user.

The recommendation will remain in effect until the company investigates and resolves the problem that led to the deletion of the data.

Presumably, user accounts were compromised. The source reminds that support for WD My Book Live drives was discontinued back in 2015, that is, for at least six full years they did not receive any security updates.

Owners of WD My Book Live external drives risk losing all data stored on them

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