According to a report from Gizmodo, users first noticed their hard drives being remotely deleted on Wednesday. Since Western Digital is still investigating the incident, the only solution right now is to unplug your hard drive from the internet for the time being.
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“We have determined that some My Book Live devices have been compromised by a threat actor,” Western Digital’s Jolin Tan told Gizmodo. “In some cases, this compromise has led to a factory reset that appears to erase all data on the device.”