While affected users face legal action over Ledger’s data leak, some wallet owners are at risk of being visited by criminals.. According to a Redditor called “u / relephants”, some users have started receiving threatening emails demanding a payment of $ 500 or are at risk of being attacked on their homes.
- Ledger users threaten legal action after hackers reveal their personal information
This development opens up another risk factor for Ledger users whose private information has been lost by the hacker. In addition to home invasions, Affected ledger owners also have to deal with phishing and SIM swapping attacks, among other things.
Actual thefts related to Bitcoin are not uncommon, especially when the victim is known to be the owner of the popular cryptocurrency. In September 2019, a Norwegian millionaire had to jump from a balcony on the second floor to escape armed robbers.
- The Norwegian Bitcoin millionaire jumps from his balcony to flee from an armed robber
Ledger’s data dump also clearly shows the dangers of central storage of customer data. Meanwhile lThe US authorities are urging that holders of non-custody wallets adhere strictly to your customer’s knowledge (KYC).