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Ledger Users Face Extortion and Threats Amid Data Leak

Ledger Users Face Extortion and Threats Amid Data Leak
  • Ledger reports 20,000 more users affected by a data breach.
  • Users receive threats from extortionists Darrin Burlew and Denni Hornig.
  • Emails threaten to share user information with local thieves.

Ledger users claim to have been receiving threatening emails as the wallet manufacturer reports 20,000 more users affected by another data breach.

Recently, users of the hardware wallet have been outraged and even threatened to take legal action. They faced many difficulties scaling to even home-invasion threats.

Now, extortionists using the aliases Darrin Burlew and Denni Hornig sent emails to Ledger users.

In a Reddit post, a user with the account name Crypthomie shared the email coming from the blackmailers. According to a “Darrin Burlew”, he knows that this user holds a lot of cryptos and will “share all his info with the local thieves” if his demands are not met.

The blackmailer even furthered his threat by saying, “If I happen to do this, are you able to imagine all the possible consequences that can occur to you and your loved ones?”

Crypthomie also mentioned that his dad’s name, address, and phone number were written on the email he received.

On Twitter, Saleh Ahmed also shared his misfortune.

Although carrying a different name Denni Hornig, the contents of the email show a lot of similarities from the email that Crypthomie received.

Joseph Joestar is a CoinQuora contributor. He works in various blockchain marketing content projects, specializing in written content such as technical whitepapers, press releases, and articles.