Currently used computers and electronic devices are extremely vulnerable to data theft. Hackers use a variety of methods to accomplish this, by using the Trojan and malware that access their hardware. They can also exploit vulnerabilities, and this was discovered in Seagate hard drives.
Cyber security experts in three Seagate wireless hard drive models have discovered a very serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal data stored on them. Hackers can remotely connect to it using standard logon data and then download the files on it. Vendors at risk include Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage, Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage, and the LaCie Fuel.
The vulnerability has been detected by Tangible Security experts and has been known since at least October last year, and occurs in firmware versions 2.2.0.005 and 2.3.0.014.