Ledger says attacker conducted phishing attack on former employee

Today’s attack on crypto hardware firm Ledger was traced to an ex-employee who “fell victim to a phishing attack that gained access to their NPMJS account” in an email to Blockworks.

The code was then published to ConnectKit. A fix, according to Ledger, was deployed roughly 40 minutes after they were alerted but not before the malicious code was active for five hours.

The address was connected to a malicious code found in Ledger’s ConnectKit software libraries early Thursday. ConnectKit connects blockchain apps with Ledger devices. 

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