- The owner lost 1.33 BTC because of this
- Moreover, the wallet was bought on a trusted site.
- The packaging itself was not damaged.
Kaspersky Lab reports the emergence of fake Trezor wallets. On their official website, they described in detail the essence of the problem.
So, a certain user bought a Trezor cold wallet. Everything was fine until one day 1.33 BTC disappeared from this device.
At the same time, on the day of the withdrawal, the owner did not carry out any operations, and did not even touch the wallet. The device was in a safe and was disconnected from the Internet.
Further investigation showed that the criminals remade the wallet, replacing the original microchip in it with their own controller. At the same time, the factory packaging and holographic stickers remained in place, so the buyer did not suspect anything unusual.
The wallet was bought from a reliable seller through a popular classifieds site. Also at first glance there were no problems when updating the device.