Popular hardware wallet company, Ledger, has fallen victim to a data breach. The company got compromised, leading to private data being leaked by unknown hackers. Reportedly, one million email addresses, 270,000 phone numbers, and physical addresses belonging to customers, were leaked.
Reports suggest that the leak is a result of the data breach that Ledger suffered back in June. At the time, Ledger did say that the hack only exposed 9,500 phone numbers, postal addresses, and product purchase details. According to an Inside Bitcoins report, Ledger may have significantly underreported the June hack. In an official tweet, Ledger said:
“Today we were alerted to the dump of the contents of a Ledger customer database on Raidforum. We are still confirming, but early signs tell us that this indeed could be the contents of our e-commerce database from June, 2020.”
When the initial breach happened, no part of the leaked information revealed users’ financial details were revealed. However, it was suggested in several quarters that the possibility of the leak directly meant that a more revealing breach could happen.
At the moment, Ledger is reportedly collaborating with law enforcement bodies to find the perpetrators. Regardless, customers are upset and are threatening to drag the company to court. Many users are currently asking others to completed end their patronage of the company.
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