As you probably know by now, Ledger suffered a hack, and the database of customers has been leaked.
It’s been revealed that Ledger has been made aware of a data breach on its website. The initial statement said: “consisting mostly of email addresses, but with a subset including also contact and order details such as first and last name, postal address, email address and phone number.”
The customers have been attacked via email by all kinds of phishing attempts with scammers sending fraudulent emails claiming that their “crypto-assets are at risk.”
Users were then required to download the latest version of Ledger Live.
What’s the most terrible thing is that this fake version would then ask for the user’s seed words.
It’s important to note that what was initially reported by Ledger as 9,500 customers personal details (including physical addresses) was actually over 270,000.
Ledger drops advice for those affected
These days, Ledger keeps apologizing on Twitter, and they also try to teach people what they can do these days.
“I can never repeat enough that we are sorry, but sadly we cannot go back in time and undo it… now we focus on the present and the future,” says Pascal Gauthier.
Ledger also shared a post in which people can find some solutions to the issue.
We deeply apologize for the situation.
However, we must now look ahead and take steps towards dealing with the breach to minimize the impact it has.
This article details how you can act from your side: https://t.co/IeJgGfj80Z
— Ledger (@Ledger) December 22, 2020
Twitter is on fire, and customers cannot stop posting about what had happened, and they are expecting a solution from Ledger.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos also dropped a two-hour video in which he addresses people who have been affected. It’s very useful, and you should take a look at it:
Stay tuned for more related news.