The hacker who claims to be selling user databases from the major hardware wallet manufacturers Ledger, Trezor and KeepKey seems to be selling bullshit, according to SatoshiLabs.
On May 24, the cybercrime monitoring blog Under the Breach reported that a hacker had begun advertising the customer databases of popular hardware wallet companies for sale. The data allegedly included the full names and physical addresses of more than 80,000 user accounts.
Below Breach, screenshots were taken on Twitter suggesting that the hacker obtained the databases by exploiting a vulnerability in the popular e-commerce platform Shopify.
Hacker sells information on tens of thousands of Ledger, Tezor and Keepkey users
„Don’t offer me a few dollars, only a lot of money is accepted,“ the hacker warns potential bidders.
Trezor refutes the hackers‘ claims
SatoshiLabs is the team behind Trezor the delivery process, the cibc froze, erc technology provided by consensys, during that hearing, had significant cutbacks, scaled to $9,000, supply chain management, announcement of open-ended asset purchases, bitcoin white paper, handling of data, and a company representative told Cointelegraph that Trezor had obtained sample data for the alleged database and did not find „data from Trezor customers included in the offered database.
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Trezor’s initial investigation concluded that „the content and structure of the filtered data do not correspond to the data in Trezor’s electronic store and seem more likely to be fabricated“. The spokesman added that „the whole incident looks like a scam“.
Slush, the pseudonymous CEO of SatoshiLabs, said, „We take data privacy very seriously at SatoshiLabs. By anonymizing the data in our online store after 90 days, we minimize the impact of that vulnerability. I would like to assure our customers that their data is treated as highly sensitive.
A Shopify spokesperson also told Cointelegraph that an investigation into the alleged vulnerability found „no evidence of any compromise of Shopify’s systems.
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The con man is posing as a hacker
After adding the popular hardware wallets to his stolen data ad, the hacker now claims to offer customer databases from 18 virtual currency companies in total, after publishing the ad on May 17.
But according to research conducted by companies whose databases are supposedly available for purchase, the hacker’s entire bazaar of stolen account information is probably manufactured.
The Mexican crypto trading platform Bitso, one of the companies mentioned above on the hacker list, has also refuted the validity of the cybercriminal’s claims, saying its investigations „have not found evidence that a third party has enough information to access its clients‘ accounts.
Cointelegraph also contacted Ledger and KeepKey about the alleged database leaks and did not receive a response until the close of this issue.