Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger Loses 1M Email Addresses in Data Theft

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger Loses 1M Email Addresses in Data Theft

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Ledger said customer details have been stolen in a data breach that may well have been exploited for over two months.

  • In a note to clients Wednesday, CEO Pascal Gauthier said the French hardware wallet provider fell victim to a large scale data breach from an unauthorized third party.
  • The hacker, whose identity remains unknown, gained access to Ledger’s e-commerce and marketing database.
  • Customers affected include those who signed up to Ledger’s newsletter or receive promotional material.
  • Information stolen included email addresses, with a smaller “subset” of 9,500 customers also having their full names, postal addresses, and phone numbers exposed.
  • In total, the company estimates around one million email addresses have been stolen.
  • Payment information, passwords, and cryptocurrency funds have not been affected.
  • The data breach was first detected as part of a bug bounty program on July 14.
  • Ledger estimates the data may have been accessed from April until the end of June.
  • A Ledger spokesperson confirmed to CoinDesk the data breach has now been fixed.
  • The wallet provider has now alerted the French authorities and is filing a complaint with the public prosecutor.
  • Ledger said it has not found customer information disseminated online nor has it received any ransom demands.
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