Privacy Beyond Social Media

Posted by on December 31, 2020 1:58 PM
Categories: Reddit

Sometimes I think about how even those who are the most privacy-conscious among us only have so much control. The other day, this stuck with me for quite some time after I read a couple articles about the data breach that affected people who purchased the crypto hardware wallet Ledger. Below is a small part of one such writeup.

As is well known by now, a database reportedly containing more than a million email addresses of Ledger users and more than 270,000 physical addresses and phone numbers, was dumped on Raidforums, a website for sharing hacked databases. “We are still confirming, but early signs tell us that this indeed could be the contents of our e-commerce database from June, 2020,” said Ledger.

This specific breach seems to be particularly damaging when all details are taken into account.

Now, sure, there are people who managed to avoid the worst of this by using non-personal e-mail addresses and/or p.o. boxes but I can imagine this was not the case for most involved.

It just goes to show that privacy is hardly limited to social media and the like. People should keep in mind other aspects of their online and offline dealings. It seems someone just posted about “another T-Mobile breach” today. These really are nonstop at this point.

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