Recently, reports of the breach of Ledger customer database dumped on Raid forums for free has become a viral story among cryptocurrency advocates. Now, customers are threatening to take legal action against the hardware wallet manufacturer, and a customer is complaining about receiving an email threatening a home invasion.
The leak of the Ledger wallet customer database has caused a lot of anger towards the hardware wallet manufacturer from France. The hackers will arrive on December 20, 2020 dumped Ledger’s e-commerce customer database on a well-known hacker forum. The dump contained the emails of one million Ledger customers, but the files also contained other customer identifying information, such as the person’s phone number and home address.
After the dump, a large number of cryptocurrency advocates discussed the situation on social media and crypto-related forums.
“Ledger, how on earth does that happen to a company that should focus primarily on safety?” an individual asked on Twitter. “This is unacceptable and inexcusable. There is absolutely nothing to say at this point. This is bad on so many levels, ”he added.
In addition, the well-known law firm Roche Cyrulnik Freedman LLP (RCFLLP) is a partner Kyle Roche tweeted that the company has started an investigation into the data breach. “RCFLLP has launched an investigation into the Ledger data breach incident,” Roche said. “If you own a Ledger device and have lost any of your crypto holdings due to a phishing attack on your device, please contact me.”
Another upset Ledger customer wrote the company on Twitter after Ledger announced they were aware of the recent dump on Raidforums. “I’m going to take legal action against you very soon,” the person responded to Ledger’s tweet. In another example, a Ledger customer said that his home address was targeted and that he was asked to pay a ransom.
“If not, I’m not afraid to show up when you least expect it and see my key work against your face, or maybe even wait for you to leave your house and take your belongings while you’re not there to check the Police, “the looming email details. The email asks for $ 500 and says paying the blackmail shouldn’t be a problem because of the recent crypto prices.
“Get ready for scareware,” software engineer Jameson Lopp tweeted after sharing the email screen. A Ledger customer responded to Lopp’s tweet, and the message he received said he had to sign up for know-your-customer (KYC) and that he was given a Google doc to fill out.
‘LMAO, I have this [message],” the customer wrote. “They should have found out that I gave wrong information to the ledger [to] try to hack me this way. Too cheap, ”he added.
Furthermore, Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier told Tim Copeland of decrypt.com that the company cannot reimburse customers. “If you have a data breach of this magnitude for such a small business, we don’t pay for a million users, all devices, it’s just not possible,” Gauthier told Copeland.
What do you think about Ledger’s ecommerce database being leaked online? Let us know what you think about this topic in the comments below.
Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons, Twitter,
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or invitation to an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.