An embattled COVID-19 patient has been swindled of her hard-earned wealth by suspected hackers said to be worth $2.5 Million in XRP.
According to the woman, the hackers got hold of her Ledger Nano key and carted away with 14,000 XRP.
The victim, who posted anonymously due to possible embarrassment, said her family’s XRP holding was transferred from one account to another, concluding that the last account that received the fund was worth $2.5 million in XRP, denoting that the hackers were in for a large operation.
The fund was moved from an account with an address starting with “rfSYXEwY” into another account starting with “r9sGt5vtxF”.
At the end of the operation, the account starting with “rwpMvfxood”, which contained a huge amount of XRP, received the stolen fund
The embattled XRP holder was attacked through a Chrome app, which was taken down afterward, and latter re-uploaded. The hackers were said to have used Ledger Live to steal the fund.
The attacked woman, who is among the many victims of COVID-19, had her XRP stored in an offline Ledger Nano with the keywords stored in a separate location. She ended up revealing the keywords to a third party through the chrome extension.
According to her, the Ledger Nano was last checked in 2018, she recalled having a chrome extension on her laptop then.
“The only ledger extension on the Chrome store is one by the name of “Ledger Wallet” or “Ledger Live”,” she said.
While the woman attempted transferring the 14,908 XRP in her wallet today to be able to recoup the COVID-19 situation, she was surprised to see the fund move into another account within 8 minutes.
“As I started to look into transferring the small amount of XRP I had recouped that morning, out of the corner of my eye, I watched as 14,889.740739 XRP vanished from our account,” she revealed.
Meanwhile, Ledger.com had in the past warned about the fake “Ledger Live” designed by hackers to steal funds of unsuspecting Nano users.
Different scams are being perpetrated in the cryptocurrency space on Twitter, YouTube among other social platforms. Cryptocurrency users need to be very careful to not display their security key to a third party.