Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Mozilla shuttered its online store late Tuesday after finding out that the firm it hired to run the backend operations of the company’s e-tailing business had suffered a security breach.

It was unclear whether the vendor, St. Louis-based GatewayCDI, which bills itself as a “promotional products distributor and incentive company,” notified Mozilla or whether the browser maker found out about the breach some other way.

“Today, Mozilla discovered that GatewayCDI, the third-party vendor entrusted to run the backend of the Mozilla Store, suffered a security breach,” Mozilla said in a warning on its Web site. “Once notified, we took the immediate preventative step of shutting down the Mozilla Store to ensure that no additional users could be compromised.”

Read more on Computerworld.

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