Ledger Users are Being Targeted in New Phishing Scam

Ledger Users are Being Targeted in New Phishing Scam

By Abhimanyu Krishnan | News | 27 Oct 2020


Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger is investigating a new phishing attack targeting users over email. 

  • Users have received emails, written in a professional tone, saying that several “Ledger Live administrative servers had been infected with malware” and that their assets were at risk of being stolen
  • Company officials have acknowledged the existence of a “continuous phishing scam” and have assembled an internal team to tackle the problem
  • Twitter users began posting about the scam around October 25, with some community members ramping up their criticism of Ledger’s poor protection of user data
  • Ledger experienced a data breach in June 2020, which resulted in over 1 million users having their emails exposed; a subset of 9500 customers also had their names, addresses, and ordered products exposed
  • Users on Reddit have also revealed that they have received the email and expressed concern that many less vigilant Ledger owners would fall for the scam

Abhimanyu Krishnan
Abhimanyu Krishnan

Technophile, cryptocurrency enthusiast and journalist.


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