Zero-day bug enabled hackers to completely wipe data from WD My Book Live devices

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My Book Live NAS owners complained to Western Digital that their stored photos, videos and other important files had mysteriously disappeared

Malicious actors likely used a zero-day bug in Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices to perform a remote mass-factory reset of vulnerable devices last week, leading to loss of data for hundreds ...

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