Hardware wallets are considered the safest place to store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies today.
Cryptocurrencies are slowly becoming a popular investment, while also being targeted by hackers. Because even when stored and stored carefully, like in a hardware wallet, even a small mistake can cause investors to have all their assets stolen.
The story shared on the Reddit forum recently has attracted a lot of attention from the crypto community. A Reddit user who goes by the nickname PowerofTheGods said he has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2016. He has kept his assets in a Ledger Nano S hardware wallet, which is said to be a very popular cryptocurrency storage wallet. safe.
But when it checked its assets last December, PowerofTheGods no longer found any cryptocurrencies. All were gone, with a value at that time about 120,000 USD.
No one would have thought that storing cryptocurrency in hardware wallets could still be stolen by hackers. Because the only way to access these wallets is to have a security code that is a sequence of numbers that only the owner knows.
PowerofTheGods said that he recorded this sequence of security numbers on paper and kept it in a safe. There are no other copies on your computer, smartphone or anywhere else. Therefore, it is impossible for hackers to steal this security number.
His only mistake was that he once clicked on a strange link and caused the computer to be infected with a trojan. PowerofTheGods also owns 4 Metamask soft wallets, but only holds about 20% of assets. All four of these software wallets were also stolen by hackers.
Currently on the Reddit forum is breaking out a lot of controversy. Some people think that it is impossible for hackers to steal cryptocurrency from hardware wallets, others say that nothing is safe in this digital age.
One thing everyone agrees on is that it’s not clear how the hacker stole the cryptocurrency inside the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet. Hardware wallets are also considered the safest place to store Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies today. However, the incident of PowerofTheGods has made all crypto investors rethink.
(According to the Law and Readers, fortune)
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