Hackers use zero-day to mass-wipe My Book Live devices

Lawrence Abrams reports that preliminary reports attributing a mass-wipe to a CVE from 2018 were not quite the whole story.

Western Digital had originally told BleepingComputer that the attacks were being conducted through a 2018 vulnerability tracked as CVE-2018-18472, which was not fixed as the device has been out of support since 2015.

It turns out that while threat actors used this vulnerability in attacks against My Book Live devices, it was actually a different zero-day vulnerability responsible for the factory resets.

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