Ledger Wallet Customer Data Loss Calls Threats, Phishing Scams, Alleged User Loses Life Savings

The cryptocurrency Ledger hardware wallet company was hacked last June and more than a million emails were revealed, according to reports by the company at the time. Months later, the hackers who secured Ledger data sent email to clients, sent texts to customers, and created phishing links for users to tap into their seeds. One customer is alleged to have lost $ 50k and in the past week, the company has been flooded with complaints on social media.

Last Summer Ledger Wallet Data Breach Is Leading To Phishing Scams

The Ledger hackers who received about a million customer emails and possibly other data, have been harassing customers and claiming to have stolen their money. On July 29, 2020, the French bitcoin hardware wallet maker explained that hackers compromised about a million customer email addresses.

In addition, other information was disclosed by approximately 9,500 customers including names, shipping addresses, and telephone numbers. Ledger detailed that he recommended customers be “cautious” and “always aware of phishing attempts by malicious scammers.” The company report also wrote in bold that Ledger will “never ask you for 24 words of your recovery phrase.”

Meanwhile, as time has gone by, customers have been getting phishing emails from hackers and alleged that a few people have lost their valuable cryptocurrencies. For example, popular bitcoiner Brad Mills told his 19,000 Twitter followers about a person who apparently lost $ 50k in crypto.

“Hey Ledger you still need to send phishing alerts to all your customers,” Mills tweets. “People are losing their savings because of the hack. Go ahead, continually send customized emails to your customers * just * for the hack. Be a good steward. You need to do better, ”added Mills.

Lost Funds Claims and SMS Text Messages

Another user on Twitter said he quit crypto after emptying his wallet. “No way,” he said he wrote. “My Ledger wallet was emptied after I followed the instructions in the phishing email thinking it was the real Ledger, I can’t believe I fell for it. I’m done with crypto. ”

Then another user He said: “A good chunk of my bitcoin has gone through the Ledger phishing scam. Seriously. Someone I love got access to the seed phrase, got the text warning that our wallet was hacked and got into a seed to heal …, and got into the seed + passphrase. RIP. ”

Many consumers have said that the situation has been going on for months, but no one is sure to what extent. Last month, someone posted to the Reddit community dedicated to Ledger products and told people to file a complaint to their local Data Protection Authority (DPA). The post had several customers who said they received SMS text messages.

“This is going bad,” wrote one Redditor. “I receive threats via SMS with all my personal information. Not good. On the same thread another Redditor said:

Man, I used to love Ledger. But after all my knowledge leaked. I received text messages to my phone saying my [bitcoin] is transmitted and emails say reset your password / prove your identity. It was very convincing and I feel that had it not been for the negligence of Ledger leaking all my information, I would never have been put in the position to be charged for 5k on one of my devices.

Hackers Ledger Pretending to be Trezor

there are lots of social media posts about Ledger situation from customers complain. A variety of them have said they have received an email or some form of communication telling the customer that their funds may be compromised and the scammers are acting as the official company. Popular bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos tweeted about the situation on Saturday, and said the hackers were also using the Trezor brand name.

“PSA,” said Antonopoulos. “Ledger database hackers are now trying a phishing attack talking about TREZ0R (zero misspelled): ‘Your TREZ0R Wallet is deactivated. You are required to pass validation because of the new KYC regulations: ‘”Antonopoulos added.

“To be clear, this new phishing attack seems to originate from the same database that was stolen from Ledger,” Antonopoulos further tweets. “The same (fake) name and number appear to me. It seems unrelated to Trezor, except for the attackers using that name in their new phishing campaign. ”

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