Reminder: Western Digital Hacked

Episode 1809 (02:12)

Western Digital NAS

Western Digital's My Book Live Network Attached Storage has been hacked due to an exploit discovered in 2018 and was never patched. Hackers can run a program of their own making taking advantage of it. A hacker has searched for numerous My Book Lives and executed a script to erase them, leaving many without the backups they were relying on. Western Digital's solution is to have users unplug their MBL from the Internet while they research the hack. Will WD issue a fix? Leo isn't so sure since the company stopped development of the NAS in 2015. But he hopes that they will.