Old Vulnerability Exploited to Hack, Wipe WD Storage Devices


Victims said a factory reset had been initiated on their device, which resulted in all files being erased. Some users reported losing very important data.

WD NAS device vulnerability exploitedOne post on the WD Community forum received more than 160 replies and it has been viewed nearly 15,000 times in just over 24 hours. A post on Reddit also received more than 80 responses within 24 hours.

While some victims claim to have been able to recover some files using a tool named PhotoRec, currently there does not appear to be an easy way to recover files.