Ledger Hacked! Huge database leaked
Digital platforms, even the most secure and advanced ones, cannot boast of maximum security. Even if we’re talking about hardware digital wallets that technically don’t have Internet access, hackers can still gain access to user data. After all, you yourself understand that client information is stored on controlled servers of companies. This is why many crackers take a global, broad-based approach to break into protected corporations. Something similar happened with the Ledger enterprise. As a reminder, Ledger is a firm that produces and distributes its own hardware wallets. But today it became known that the data of more than a million users leaked to the Internet. We will consider the details of the event, highlight its causes, essence and possible consequences. So, without further ado, let’s start.
We are not only read by the owners of wallets from this company. Therefore, adherents of other platforms simply need to understand what exactly it is about. Ledger is one of the most reputable firms in digital security and user data protection. Due to the lack of a network connection, these wallets are extremely difficult to hack. Carrying out this operation will require the use of complex software, or even better, direct contact with the hacked device. But even so, there are no guarantees of successful data retrieval.
So why try to break through an impenetrable wall if you can bypass and attack it, immediately destroying the foundation, and not individual bricks? Representatives of an unknown hacker association acted in a similar way. A group of hackers stole a huge amount of various client data. Both personal numbers and home addresses from which interactions with Ledger servers were carried out were hit. As a result, at least a million users were compromised. Information about the owners of the hardware storages has already hit the Internet. Let’s look at the details of the leak, and also recall how to avoid theft of your own data.
What are we dealing with?
Hackers have access to a million e-mail addresses of wallet users, 272 thousand home addresses of storage owners and about the same number of unique phone numbers. It is noteworthy that a ransom is not required for information, scammers are not looking for monetary rewards. The information is posted in the public domain on the respective portals. This is a huge database that will be used by scammers for a variety of purposes. It should also be noted that most of the victims are concentrated in the United States. Fraudsters managed to steal information on more than 91 thousand American users. Note that Ledger specialists are still dealing with the situation and are doing everything possible to get your money back. But at the moment, a version of the placement of a previously stolen database is being considered, for which the scammers did not receive money.
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