• 'mybook live' backup systems wiped!

    From Big Bad Bob@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 25 04:17:06 2021

    "Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives from the Internet ASAP."

    "Western Digital, maker of the popular My Disk external hard drives, is recommending customers unplug My Book Live storage devices from the
    Internet until further notice while company engineers investigate
    unexplained compromises that have completely wiped data from devices
    around the world."

    "Multiple users reported that the data loss coincided with a factory
    reset that was performed on their devices. One person posted a log that
    showed unexplained behavior occurring on Wednesday"

    (log shows running a script factoryRestore.sh followed by a reboot)

    "The My Book is a popular storage device for consumers and businesses.
    It plugs into computers, typically through USB. The affected model here,
    known as My Book Live, uses an ethernet cable to connect to a local
    network. From there, users can remotely access their files and make configuration changes through Western Digital cloud infrastructure.
    Western Digital stopped supporting the My Book Live in 2015."


    Western Digital issued a statement, naturally. The article comments on
    it, saying

    "Reading between the lines, Western Digital’s statement seems to be
    saying customer accounts were individually compromised. The advice to
    unplug devices while the investigation continues is warranted, and users
    should follow it as soon as possible."

    Yet another "Cloudy Thing" not being properly supported AND effectively "abandoned". I wonder how much longer the supporting cloud
    infrastructure would remain? That might just break the things as badly
    as anything else...

    (aka 'Bombastic Bob' in case you wondered)

    'Feeling with my fingers, and thinking with my brain' - me

    'your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lie'
    "Straighten up and fly right"

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