Shopify, the giant e-commerce is again making headlines as it is alleged to have made the hacked ledger user data that most of the nasty actors have. Ledger, a hardware wallet maker, and Shopify, the platform of e-commerce are both facing legal issues as some users of Ledger have filed a lawsuit. As per the lawsuit the accused did not take any action to prevent the huge breach in data in the year 2020.
Shopify Is Accused Of A Massive Data Breach in 2020
The above-mentioned suit was filed in the Delaware District Court in the U.S. this Friday and the accused that it could not taking enough action to protect the identities of its users. The consultant of third-party known as TaskUs and Shopify is rumored to have leaked the personal information of the complainants who are generally ledger buyers. They have already promised its customers security and protection of personally identifiable information (PII) that is known by the platform.
As per the claims of the plaintiffs, the TaskUs and Shopify did not know about the breach until after a week its users notified them. The users are demanding the exact information that was leaked by Shopify and Ledger and there is a reward of money that will cover all the punitive and actual damages.
In the complaint, it was stated that previously Ledger did not accept that the PII of users was compromised, however, accepted it later on and notified Shopify via mail. Hardware wallets are also known as cold wallets and these are used for the protection of seed phrases and private keys of the users of crypto.
The hackers took the personal data from 272,000 Ledger users and also approximately 1 million subscribers of emails to the newsletter of Ledger in 2020. Following this incident, the users were victims of phishing and intimidation processes which led some of them to lose their crypto assets.