A Bitcoin entrepreneur on Twitter has sent out an SOS to all crypto traders, that the ledger app from Microsoft store contains malware capable of accessing users wallet.
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The SOS tweet message from the handle @volker_btc reads, ” DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE LEDGER APP FROM THE MICROSOFT STORE. IT IS MALWARE!!!!! Someone I know just lost all his BTC. Dont do that!
The App asked for the seed phrase (backup phrase), which he entered several times (it was repeatedly rejected). NEVER, EVER TYPE YOUR SEED PHRASE INTO A COMPUTER KEYBOARD!!! NEVER!!!”
Malware, short for “malicious software,” refers to any intrusive software developed by cybercriminals (often called “hackers”) to steal data and damage or destroy computers and computer systems. Examples of common malware include viruses, worms, Trojan viruses, spyware, adware, and ransomware. Recent malware attacks have exfiltrated data in mass amounts.