Hackers Used Zero-Day And Wiped My Book Live Devices

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After it was revealed last week that My Book Live NAS owners mysteriously made their stored files disappear, a recent finding showed that a zero-day vulnerability allowed a threat actor to reset mass devices that ultimately caused the data loss.

While Western Digital had initially told BleepingComputer that the attacks were carried out via a vulnerability called CVE-2018-18472, which has not been fixed since the device went out of service in 2015, it was discovered that another zero-day vulnerability caused the factory reset.

After carefully analyzing the device’s log, some users found that a script called factoryRestore.sh was running on their devices on June 24, deleting the device’s files.

For more information, read the original story in Bleeping Computer.

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