Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger Loses 1M Email Addresses in Data Theft
An unknown hacker gained access to the wallet maker's marketing database, stealing a million email addresses as well as personal information for 9,000 customers.
The incident shows the variety of ways data can be used to hurt people, and raises questions about how and if certain data should be retained at all.
Sunday’s dump of customer emails and addresses serves as a sobering reminder that even a maker of hardware crypto wallets can become a data honeypot.
Rogue actors at e-commerce partner Shopify exposed 20,000 new Ledger customer records, including emails, names, postal addresses and phone numbers.
Ledger's new chief experience officer hails from luxury conglomerate LVMH, which owns brands including Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Christian Dior.
Ledger confirmed that for the last week some customers have been the target of a phishing attack.