Someone sends the bundled gadget to the customer of the hardware wallet.
People with cryptocurrency can store their precious funds in many ways. The safest and most professional solution is to use a hardware wallet. These flash-like gadgets can protect wallets stored in them, even if the user’s computer or mobile device has malware that attempts to steal cryptocurrency.
One of the most famous companies that provide such gadgets is Ledger, which became a victim of a hacker attack in June last year, and the attacker copied its sales and marketing database. It also contains the data of nearly 273,000 customers who have purchased hardware wallets. In addition to their names and email addresses, the delivery address they provided when ordering was also leaked.
The data was made available for free on the Internet in December last year, and affected customers were immediately targeted by targeted attacks: they began bombarding them with happy-unhappy spam, and tricked them into cryptocurrency through phishing and malware installation.
The attackers have now taken the scam to a new level and started to mail Ledger hardware to some affected people.
According to the sign That happenedPurchase genuine Ledger products, solder the flash drive with data stealing software to their PCB, repackage the gadgets in the original box with separate instructions, and then mail them to selected customers.
According to a poorly written information letter in English, Ledger sent them new hardware for free due to a hacker attack last year. After inserting their new widget, launch the software on the released storage so that they can migrate from the existing widget to the newly released wallet. If the victim follows the instructions, the malware will transfer the cryptocurrency in their wallet to the attacker’s wallet.
Of course, the ledger is an alarm for fraud. Overall, the case illustrates the extent to which some scammers can and are willing to scare others. Of course, it is worth adding that buyers of Ledger are likely to have above-average cryptocurrency, so criminals are like a person who can successfully obtain full wealth through successful cheating.
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