While the affected users threaten legal action in the Ledger data dump, some wallet owners may be at risk of being visited by criminals. According to a Redditor called “u / relephants”, some users have started receiving threatening emails demand a payment of $ 500 or they risk being attacked in their homes.
This development opens up another risk factor for Ledger users whose private information has been leaked by the hacker. In addition to home invasions, affected Ledger owners are also facing phishing and SIM swapping exploits, among others.
Actual robberies related to Bitcoin are not uncommon, especially when the victim is known to be a holder of the popular cryptocurrency. In September 2019, a The Norwegian millionaire was reportedly forced to jump from his second-floor balcony to escape armed robbers.
The Ledger data dump also contrasts sharply with the dangers of centralized storage of customer data. Meanwhile, the US authorities are urging Stricter know-your-customer (KYC) compliance for non-custodial wallet owners.