Personal Information of Ledger’s 272,000 Customers Dumped on Raidforum
Details include name, address, email, and phone number.
A popular crypto hardware wallet, Ledger is receiving a lot of backlash for getting its 272,000 customers’ personal data leaked.
Ledger took to Twitter to share that the contents of Ledger’s customer database have been dumped on Raidforum.
“It is a massive understatement to say we sincerely regret this situation. We take privacy extremely seriously,” said the company on Twitter. The company further said that “avoiding” such situations is their top priority.
Also, Ledger has “learned valuable lessons from this situation,” which it says will make their wallet “even more secure.”
New breach: Ledger had over 1M email addresses breached in June, sold, then dumped publicly today. Data also included names, physical addresses and phone numbers. 69% were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more: https://t.co/F44bBWzioQ
— Have I Been Pwned (@haveibeenpwned) December 20, 2020
The data was first leaked in July, and since then, the company has hired a new Chief Information Security Officer. The company has taken down over 170 phishing websites since the original breach, it said.
Ledger has also “notified the French data protection authority” about this data breach, and it is now working with other data protection authorities across the world.
The company has sent emails to “all 9500 affected customers” whose personal details, including name, address, email, and phone number, have been leaked.
Crypto assets in the wallet are safe as long as you have stored your seed responsibly; it’s the personal information of those users who bought the Ledger between 2019 and now that has been compromised. Most users fear that their the linked addresses to crypto wallet purchases will create an opportunity for thieves to steal the wallet from homes or physically attack someone to get the cryptocurrencies inside the Ledger wallet.
Wouldn’t want to be a Ledger customer right now 👇 pic.twitter.com/wZoH3OwTLL
— Riku Raisanen (@rikuraisanen) December 21, 2020
“I think it’s time to stop recommending Ledger as a hardware wallet,” wrote one Redditor earlier this month as people continue to get phished.
Amidst the increasing concern among the people, Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier will be coming on Peter McCormack’s podcast “What Bitcoin Did” to answer any questions regarding the hack.
To stay safe out there, users are advised to use 2FA, have separate emails, and not use phone numbers to secure anything.