Crypto Wallet Provider Ledger Hacked: Customer Database Said to be Compromised

Ledger, a crypto wallet provider based in Paris, France, has apparently experienced a security breach according to a tweet from the company.

Ledger stated yesterday that they have been alerted to the dump of a customer database on Raidforum. The company said that it is still confirming the hack but early signs indicate it is from its e-commerce database from this past June.

 

Ledger said it has contacted French law enforcement authorities while simultaneously dealing with an ongoing phishing attack – taking down 171 bogus sites since the breach. Ledger has launched a page on its website to warn users about potential phishing scams.

The security breach apparently has not imperiled any direct crypto-thefts and the company emphasizes that funds are safe but the hack has enabled scammers to attempt to con Ledger customers into handing over access to wallets. It was not quite clear as to when Ledger first became aware of the breach.

Below is an example of an email that one apparent Ledger user received tied to the data dump.

 

Somewhat ironically, a section of its website tracks crypto exchange hacks noting that $1.74 billion has been stolen from exchanges or $31 every second…

Ledger reports more than 1.5 million wallets have been sold since 2014.

 

 

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