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Ledger users threaten legal action after hackers reveal their personal information

The hacker who breached Ledger’s marketing database earlier this year, the hardware wallet provider, released the personal information of thousands of users, leading many to threaten the company with class action lawsuits.

According to a tweet from Alon Gal of network security firm Hudson Rock, A hacker allegedly behind the personal data breach in Ledger’s hardware wallet in June has done that all the information you have received is available online. This reportedly includes 1,075,382 email addresses of users who have subscribed to the Ledger newsletter, as well as 272,853 hardware wallet orders with information such as email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers.

ALERT: The threat writer just downloaded the @ledger database, which has been around for a few months.

The database contains information such as emails, physical addresses, phone numbers, and more about 272,000 ledger buyers and emails from 1,000,000 additional users.

“”This leak poses a great risk for those affected“, said Gal. “People who have bought a ledger generally have high cryptocurrency assets and are now exposed to cyber and physical harassment to a greater extent than before.”

Ledger users threaten legal action after hackers reveal their personal information
Ledger users threaten legal action after hackers reveal their personal information

In a response on Twitter, Ledger said that “the first signs” seemed to confirm that the information released came from the June data breach that compromised the personal information of many of its users. According to the hack’s news, Many Ledger users reported being targeted by phishing attempts. Some said they received convincing looking emails asking them to download a new version of the Ledger software.

“”We continuously work with law enforcement agencies to hunt down hackers and stop these scammers“, said Ledger. “We have removed more than 170 phishing websites since the initial breach.”

After months of reports of phishing attacks Many users seemed unhappy with Ledger’s response.

“If a lawyer wants to bring a class action lawsuit, I’m sure many of us will be in.” said Twitter user Ryan Olah. “It’s gotten 10,000 times worse now.”

I will be taking legal action against you very soon.

Although most likely nobody’s token is in danger of being pulled from Ledger’s wallet, lUsers could put their own money at risk if they fall for phishing attempts sent to the affected emails or phone numbers. Many have reported that these attacks tried to trick them into giving up their seed phrases. wear to the ledger to repeat:

“Never share the 24 words of your recovery phrase with anyone, even as a general ledger.” Ledger will never ask you. Ledger will never contact you through text messages or phone calls. “

However, Some Ledger users pointed out that phishing attacks are just one potential threat they can face now that their physical addresses are public. Individuals with large numbers of cryptocurrency holdings are at risk of being abducted and detained until they hand over their tokens, as was the case with Singaporean businessman Mark Cheng in January.

“”This is a serious loophole and I am concerned that people now have our addresses“, said Twitter user Paul Smith. “What’s stopping you from knocking on our doors? Sorry, honestly, isn’t enough.”

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