"Major Risk": Hacker Allegedly Leaks Database of Ledger Users

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Sun, 12/20/2020 - 19:46
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Alex Dovbnya
A threat actor has allegedly leaked a database of Ledger clients with physical addresses and emails
"Major Risk": Hacker Allegedly Leaks Database of Ledger Users
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According to Hudson Rock CTO Alon Gala malicious actor has leaked a database with personal information of Ledger users.      

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It allegedly contains over one million emails as well as 272,000 phone numbers and physical addresses. Gal warns that the leak poses "major" risks to Ledger users since they could face cyber or even physical harassment.  

While the information in the database will not be able to compromise your wallet, cryptographer Nik Bougalis claims that it will be deployed in social engineering attacks: 

"The information in this breach will not directly compromise your Ledger device, but it will be used (in fact, it’s already being used!) in social engineering attacks."  

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The leading hardware wallet manufacturer suffered a major data breach back in June, with no user funds being affected by the hack. France’s Data Protection Authority was notified about the incident in mid-July.         

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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