[…]The X-Phy drive works by looking for unusual patterns in the way its stored data is being accessed.
It checks these against known ways that malware accesses data.
If it looks suspicious, X-Phy will lock itself to prevent further access. The drive’s user will be alerted and can unlock the device later when the threat is gone.
This kind of attack can happen when a hacker uses ransomware to lock a company’s data so that no one else can access the information unless the firm pays up.
I like the idea of hardware that protects itself but can’t help but think it would be easy to run a DoS attack on any machine that used these drives…: