"I'm totally screwed." WD My Book users wake up to find their data deleted

(arstechnica.com)

Western Digital, maker of the popular My Disk external hard drives, is recommending customers unplug My Disk Live devices from the Internet until further notice while company engineers investigate unexplained compromises that have completely wiped data from devices around the world.

The mass incidents of disk wiping came to light in this thread on Western Digital’s support forum. So far, there are no reports of deleted data later being restored.

Well … that’s going to ruin a lot of peoples day. I know of very few non-geeks who make backups, and fewer who backup external devices 😑