Ledger Bitcoin Wallet Users In Danger
Hacker dumps customer database: 1,000,000+ email addresses and 250,000+ mailing addresses & phone numbers
Doxxed Ledger users in danger of physical harm
Ledger hardware wallet users might be in danger of physical attacks, with their addresses part of the user data dump by suspected hackers.
While users affected by the Ledger data dump are threatening legal action, some wallet owners might be at the risk of being visited by criminals. According to a Redditor named "u/relephants," some users have begun receiving threatening emails demanding a $500 payment or else risk being attacked in their homes.
This development opens up another risk factor for Ledger users whose private information has been leaked by the hacker. Apart from home invasions, the affected Ledger owners also have to deal with phishing and SIM swapping exploits, among others.
Two years ago we started developing our Scorpion Case as a solution to help you protect your bitcoin.
If bitcoin is a Swiss bank account in your pocket, how are you protecting your bank? Storing bitcoin on a hardware wallet is a good start. But they are prone to being misplaced, stolen, or damaged by water, heat, dirt, and physical forces.
Adding a PIN and/or passphrase to you wallets makes makes it harder for a thief to steal your funds. As does using multisig transactions. But some wallets can still be hacked if an attacker can gain physical access. Even more frightening, a criminal can break into your house and demand you provide the passphrase or perform the multisig transactions so that he may steal your bitcoin, and will kill you or your family if you don’t comply. Having a gun next to your wallet increases your chances of defeating a violent attacker.
The Scorpion mitigates all of these threats in rugged, portable, convenient case. It has two compartments for various combinations of hardware wallets and a folding pocket knife. The gun compartment can fit subcompact, compact, and standard size pistols, plus two to three magazines.