Just recently, reports of Ledger customer database violations posted for free on raid forums have become a viral story among proponents of cryptocurrencies. Now customers are threatened with legal action against the hardware wallet maker and one customer complained about receiving an email threatening them with a home invasion.
The Ledger wallet customer database leak has caused a lot of trouble for the hardware wallet maker from France. On December 20, 2020, the hackers put Ledger’s e-commerce customer database in a well-known hacking forum. The dump contained the emails of a million Ledger customers, but the files also contained other customer identity information, such as the person’s phone number and home address.
After the dump, numerous proponents of cryptocurrencies discussed the situation on social media and crypto forums.
“Ledger, how the hell does this happen to a company that shouldn’t focus on anything but security?” one person asked on twitter. “That is unacceptable and inexcusable. Absolutely nothing can be said at this point. It’s bad on so many levels, ”he added.
In addition, well-known partner at law firm Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP (RCFLLP), Kyle Roche, tweeted that the firm had opened an investigation into the data leak. “RCFLLP has launched an investigation into the ledger data breach incident,” said Roche. “If you own a ledger device and have lost one of your crypto holdings due to a phishing attack on your device, please contact me.”
Another alleged phishing attempt is said to result in the user submitting KYC information using a Google document.
Another disgruntled Ledger customer wrote to the company on Twitter after Ledger announced that he was aware of the recent dump on the raid forums. “I will take legal action against you very soon,” the person replied to Ledger’s tweet. In another case, a Ledger customer said their home address was targeted and they were asked to pay a ransom.
“If not, I’m not afraid to show up when you least expect it and see my wrench work against your face, or maybe even wait for you to leave your home and take your things with you while you aren’t are there to call the police, ”the threatening email details. The email asks for $ 500, and with the recent crypto price pump, paying for the extortion shouldn’t be a problem.
“Buckle up for scareware,” tweeted software developer Jameson Lopp after sharing the email screenshot. A Ledger customer replied to Lopp’s tweet and the message he received said he had to sign up for Know-your-Customer (KYC) and was given a Google Doc to fill out.
“LMAO, I got that [message]”The customer wrote.” You should have found out I gave Ledger incorrect information [to] try to hack me like this Too cheap, ”he added.
Additionally, Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier told decrypt.co’s Tim Copeland today that the company will not reimburse customers. “If you have a data breach of this magnitude for such a small business, we are not going to reimburse a million users, all devices, it just cannot be,” Gauthier told Copeland.
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