Phishing in the Ledger system!
Nowadays, the cryptoindustry attracts not only millions of progressive, enterprising and talented developers, but also tens of thousands of fraudsters. Cunning scammers regularly try to find a new way to hack proven ways to protect ordinary users’ money. One such frontier guarding the wallets of traders, miners, and digital investors is the Ledger wallet. The hardware solution is highly secure. However, scammers are still trying to hack users’ accounts. This time a phishing attack was used. The details of which we will consider in this article. So let’s get started.
What is phishing?
First of all, a little theoretical information should be carried out. This section can be skipped by those who already perfectly understand the concept of phishing and understand the full threat of such attacks. And for everyone else, remember that phishing in digital security is a set of measures aimed at deceiving an ordinary user and stealing his confidential data. Fraud occurs in a rather unusual way. Hackers fake the official website of the company, and can also imitate other resources of a well-known enterprise.
The user is then lured into a trap site. An unsuspecting victim enters passwords, logins from personal accounts, phone numbers, passport and bank information. As a result, this information is sent to the scammers. The latter can dispose of the information received in different ways, using the most immoral methods, from blackmail to account hacking. And today they wanted to organize something similar in relation to the Ledger company.
It is a well-known manufacturer of well-known hardware wallets that are tamper-resistant. But only if they have official software installed. In the event of a virus program hit, even such an integral and secure system as Ledger can be hacked. That is why the hackers sent out a letter to many wallet users, in which, on behalf of the manufacturer, they called for an urgent update. According to them, the link attached to the letter leads to extremely important protocols that need to be studied and installed in order to protect the cryptocurrency. But this, of course, is a deception. Let’s take a look at the anti-phishing guidelines to help you preserve your digital assets.
How to resist hacking attempts?
The key, but not the only rule, is the need to remain vigilant. As an experienced user, you simply have to remain attentive and carefully analyze every letter and link that comes in the mail and affects your savings. Believe me, scammers very often make logical mistakes in letters, which they give out in the senders of the letters of the deceivers. We also strongly advise you to carefully look at the email address from which the letter was sent. Generally, you need to double-check the title by entering it into a search engine and analyzing the results. It is possible that such a box has already appeared in dishonest manipulations.
Well, and finally, remember that serious companies will never ask you to duplicate your username, password or follow a dubious link. Businesses like Ledger update security protocols on devices on their own without bothering the user. Inattention can lead to extremely unpleasant consequences, up to the complete loss of accumulated funds. So don’t be fooled. Stay up to date with all the events of the cryptoindustry, and follow the latest news from this area with us. We publish only high-quality and interesting material. Thank you for attention. Good luck!