I wanted to share a quick post about an email I received this morning from email@example.com warning that Ledger has suffered a security breach on Friday the 23rd of October and that 85.000 customers got affected by it. My wallet would be affected by it as well. This is most likely a scam and a fake email !
When I received this email in the morning I got very scared. What if my holdings are gone ? I read the email slowly and they explained that there was a security breach and the wallet associated to my email got affected as well. Malware infected several of the Ledger Live administrative servers and for now it is hard to say who really got affected by it so your crypto assets may be stolen or at risk.
They recommend you to download the latest version of Ledger Live and to change your PIN by following the instructions. There is obviously a button where you can click on to download the latest version at the end of the email.
After checking my Ledger Live and seeing that my holdings were still there, I decided to sent an email to the Ledger company to see what this is all about. Most likely this is fake and a scam so please do not fall for it ! I checked the email again and tried to look for writing mistakes. I must say they did a pretty good job, but all the way down, when they write the address of Ledger, they make a mistake by writing the city Pari instead of the famous Paris. This makes me believe it is fake. I am waiting for an answer from Ledger to see what this is all about.
After our recent move in BTC towards 13K, it seems opportune to make a scam. For now I am treating it as a scam until proven otherwise.
If you want to be really sure you can always download the latest version of Ledger Live on their own website and follow their instructions on how to change your PIN.
Did anyone else receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org ? I am curious to know what you think about this.