Personal Information of 273,000 Ledger Customers Leaked in Discussion Board
A hacked database containing the personal information of 273,000 Ledger customers has been posted publicly on a discussion board. Ledger wallet holders need to prepare for being the target of massive phishing attacks.
Ledger database dropped in the wild
Ledger’s marketing database has just been shared on a public discussion forum. This Crypto Engine database contains more than 1 million emails and especially 273,000 telephone numbers , physical addresses , surnames and first names , of Ledger customers. This is the database recovered by hackers last June .
Here is the post in question on a forum dedicated to hacking:
The mere fact that this database is now accessible to everyone and without the slightest constraint is catastrophic, blessed bread for malicious individuals.
According to the cybersecurity firm Under the Breach , this leak represents a major risk for all those concerned, and to say the least .
“People who have purchased a Ledger wallet tend to have high net worth in cryptocurrencies and will now be subject to both cyber-harassment and physical harassment on a larger scale than before,” the company stresses.
Now that all the personal information of Ledger’s customers has been disclosed, Ledger wallet holders must prepare for receiving dozens of fraudulent texts and emails , if not worse.
Now anyone can find out who owns a Ledger wallet, in addition to knowing their home address and phone number. Valuable personal data that could lead to physical danger for Ledger customers, far from the phishing email. Hopefully, however, the situation does not deteriorate until then.
To find out if your data has been compromised, go to the Have I Been Pwned site and fill in the email address you used to order your Ledger wallet. If the message “ Oh no – pwned! Is displayed, your personal information has been compromised (at least your email address).
Even if your wallet itself is safe, you should be prepared for attacks against you, certainly by email and SMS. In some time, an unprecedented wave of attacks are expected to begin, with individuals attempting to cheat you with fake emails and texts, and passing themselves through Ledger.
Ledger disappoints the crypto-sphere
Although Ledger was quick to admit that its database had been compromised as a result of the hack, the company claimed that only 9,500 customers were affected by a leak of their personal information. Legder’s communication on the matter was therefore completely hazardous, as the company did not disclose the true figure to its customers .
Did they deliberately hide the scale of the disaster by indicating that only 9,500 customers were affected? Or are they learning the magnitude of this attack along with us? For the moment, Ledger has not yet communicated on this issue.
Regardless, the crypto-sphere’s anger is brewing at Ledger, with the company having – expressly or not – alleviated the number of people affected by this attack. In addition, Ledger affirmed that each customer affected by this incident would be warned by email, a promise it did not keep.