Fake Ledger Live app sneaks into Microsoft’s App store, $588K stolen

Almost $600,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) has been stolen from users who have downloaded a fake Ledger Live application on Microsoft’s app store, according to cryptocurrency sleuth ZachXBT.

The on-chain analyst spotted the scam, “Ledger Live Web3” on Nov. 5, which is tricking users into thinking that they’re downloading “Ledger Live” — a user interface for Ledger hardware wallets to store cryptocurrency offline.

Approximately 16.8 BTC worth $588,000 has been received by the scammer across 38 transactions using wallet address, “bc1q….y64q,” according to Blockchain.com. About $115,200 has left the scammer’s wallet across two transactions, leaving it with $473,800 or 13.5 BTC.

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