As it became known, as a result of the Shopify incident, personal data of 20 thousand more owners of the Ledger crypto wallet was leaked to the network.
Cryptocurrency hardware wallet maker Ledger has expanded its unfortunate list of customers affected by a personal data breach through online shopping service Shopify by 20,000 more.
The pressure on Ledger is mounting as more wallet users begin to express their anger at the company’s irresponsible approach to the safety of its customers.
Everything flows, everything from Ledger …
Previously, Ledger users have repeatedly become victims of attacks from cybercriminals. It is noteworthy that these attacks were not limited to phishing emails. As the BeInCrypto editorial staff said earlier, on Christmas Eve, the owners of Ledger wallets even began to receive phone calls with threats of physical violence.
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It is noteworthy that the Ledger management refused to pay any compensation to the victims and absolved themselves of any responsibility for what was happening, shifting it onto scammers and careless users. The company limited itself to publishing a detailed report on the data breach that took place back in the 1st half of 2020, and on the retaliatory measures taken by Ledger.
This post has now been updated. The company clarified that, according to the latest data, the number of affected customers was increased by another 20,000, and as a result amounted to about 292,000 people. As Ledger admitted, their names, phone numbers, their email addresses and postal addresses, as well as the goods they ordered, leaked into the network.
Updates like these from Ledger have failed to calm the tens of thousands of wallet users who continue to receive threats.
F ** k sake!
This is my actual home address in the email.
I don’t even know what to say, but @Ledger you absolutely useless waste of space.
– Saleh Ahmed Ⓥ (@SalehAhmedd_) January 14, 2021
In an emotional tweet, crypto enthusiast and technical analyst Saleh Ahmed noted without hesitation in expressions that cybercriminals know his real postal address.
“I don’t even know what to say, but you are absolutely useless at Ledger, you are just an empty space.”
He added that under no circumstances would he transfer any money to the specified addresses, but he was enraged by the fact that the scammers knew where he lived.
Another Reddit user also revealed that his father bought a Ledger Nano S wallet a few months ago and has now received a death threat email. The hacker demonstrated that he really knows the name, address and phone number of the victim. All of this data was stolen as a result of the Ledger database hack.
“People, don’t get fooled by threats, no one will come to your house and kill you. However, this feeling of insecurity is outrageous. Ledger has to take some action, ”he wrote.
As a reminder, a data leak through the Shopify shopping service, which Ledger collaborated with, occurred for several months in the 1st half of 2020. The attackers then gained access to Shopify’s customer database. Among them were buyers of wallets.
Ledger received its first leak notification from Shopify in late December. At that time, the number of victims was estimated at 272 thousand. During the subsequent investigation, it turned out that the actual number of victims was even higher.
Ledger officials claim they are currently looking for criminals. To this end, the company cooperates with law enforcement agencies and analytical companies working in the cybersecurity segment.