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Fake Chrome Ledger App Extension Steals User’s 14,000 XRP


While the COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging the world, criminals are still in full operation. A COVID-19 patient in the U.K reports that 14,000 XRP has been stolen from her Ledger Nano cold wallet to an account holding $2.5 million worth of XRP. The patient who is in isolation said she installed the chrome extension app which appeared to be legitimate. On her Reddit handle, she wrote: “The only ledger extension on the Chrome store is one by the name of “Ledger Wallet” or “Ledger Live”. It claims to be from Ledger.com ® or Ledger Official ® and for all intents and purposes looks legitimate. It even had over 70 positive 4-5 star reviews, ranging from “Its a little difficult to operate” to “once I understood what to do it was easy”. The application once downloaded, requested the version of Ledger she was using and then displayed a prompt to insert the full set of keywords, which she did in full confidence that the app was legitimate. Read More...

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