A database with personal information of hundreds of thousands of users of Ledger hardware wallets was posted on the platform for the exchange of stolen data RaidForums.
List includes 1 075 382 e-mail addresses of customers subscribed to the company’s newsletter, as well as telephone numbers and residential addresses 272 853 buyers. This data was stolen by hackers back in the summer and was previously sold on the darknet for 5 bitcoins..
In July, Ledger reported that a hack had leaked personal information from about 9,500 crypto hardware wallet owners as a result of a hack from the marketing base. However, the released data show a much larger scale of the incident. Despite management’s apology, many users are threatening to file legal action against the company..
Some clients reported that the information had already fallen into the hands of scammers, since letters began to arrive at their e-mails with offers to update the wallet software and links to phishing sites..
Hackers reveal personal data of 272 thousand users of the Ledger wallet
For more wallet providers in the crypto industry, only exchanges are affected by cybercriminals. According to Crypto Wisser, more than 75 trading platforms have closed their operations since the beginning of the year for various reasons..
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