Cryptocurrency wallet maker Ledger hacked, hundreds of thousands stolen

Ledger attributed the exploit to a phishing attack targeting a former employee

clock • 3 min read
Cryptocurrency wallet maker Ledger falls victim to major hack, hundreds of thousands stolen
Image:

Cryptocurrency wallet maker Ledger falls victim to major hack, hundreds of thousands stolen

Ledger, a leading cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer based in Paris, has fallen victim to a high-profile hack.

The breach involved the compromise of Ledger's widely-used Connect Kit JavaScript library, resulting in the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds in cryptocurrencies from users' wallets in the e...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Disney faces potential data breach, hacker group claims massive leak

Hacking

NullBulge says motive is to expose potential corporate malpractices

clock 15 July 2024 • 2 min read
Hackers leak barcode data for Taylor Swift tickets

Hacking

Ticketmaster says it uses dynamic barcodes that refresh every few seconds

clock 09 July 2024 • 2 min read
Over 380,000 web hosts affected by Polyfill attack

Threats and Risks

Follows Polyfill's acquisition by Chinese firm in February

clock 08 July 2024 • 3 min read

More on Hacking

Disney faces potential data breach, hacker group claims massive leak

Disney faces potential data breach, hacker group claims massive leak

NullBulge says motive is to expose potential corporate malpractices

clock 15 July 2024 • 2 min read
AT&T data breach exposes call records of 'nearly all' wireless customers

AT&T data breach exposes call records of 'nearly all' wireless customers

Stolen data isn't publicly available yet, the company claims

clock 14 July 2024 • 3 min read
Hackers leak barcode data for Taylor Swift tickets

Hackers leak barcode data for Taylor Swift tickets

Ticketmaster says it uses dynamic barcodes that refresh every few seconds

clock 09 July 2024 • 2 min read