Mozilla Store Vendor Security Breach

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Today, Mozilla discovered that GatewayCDI, the third party vendor entrusted to run the backend of the Mozilla Store, suffered a security breach. Once notified, we took the immediate preventative step of shutting down the Mozilla Store to ensure that no additional users could be compromised.

Mozilla immediately reached out to GatewayCDI and encouraged them to quickly inform individuals whose data had been compromised.  GatewayCDI is currently investigating their systems and determining the cause and extent of the breach.  Mozilla Store customers who are affected will be contacted directly by GatewayCDI.

Mozilla is committed to user privacy and the store will only be reinstated once we have a satisfactory assurance of ongoing login security and data privacy.

The International Mozilla Store, although run by a separate partner company, has also temporarily been shut down as a precautionary measure. The Mozilla Community Store is operated on a wholly separate system and was not impacted by the breach.

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  8. GatewayCDI wrote on :

    **Update 5:57 p.m**

    Our previous message about the security breach at the Mozilla Store was unclear about what we are doing to protect your private information.

    You do not need to take any action to change your username or password on the now deactivated Mozilla Store. We will be deleting all of your Mozilla Store information, including your existing username and password, from our database as a precaution.

    You should assume the username and password you used on the Mozilla Store has been compromised and take steps to change that password on any other web services you currently use.

    At this time we do not believe any credit card information has been compromised. However, we are conducting a complete security review, and having an independent security firm audit our findings. We anticipate this review will be complete by August 7th, 2009. We will notify you via email once our review is complete.

    Again, GatewayCDI apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We value our customers and their online security is a top priority to our organization.

    Sincerely,

    Conrad Franey
    Chief Marketing Officer
    GatewayCDI

    **Original Comment **

    Dear Valued Mozilla Customer:

    It has been brought to our attention that the Mozilla Store has had a security breach. We take all security breaches very seriously, and are working hard to determine the extent of the violation. In the meantime, the site has been taken down as a protective measure.

    At this time we do not believe any credit card information has been compromised. However, some Mozilla Store customers’ user names and passwords have been exposed. It is our strong recommendation that all Mozilla Store customers proactively change their user name and passwords for their Mozilla Store account and all other accounts that use the same information. We will not bring the site back up until we are confident that we have addressed all security issues. A notification will be sent to you when the site goes back up.

    GatewayCDI apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We value our customers and their online security is a top priority to our organization.

    Sincerely,

    Conrad Franey
    Chief Marketing Officer
    GatewayCDI

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