April 5th, 2014

Customer Credit Card Security Issues at Wideners.com

security credit card hack breach wideners.comIf you have recently placed credit card orders with Wideners.com, you should check for unauthorized charges and other suspicious activity related to your credit card(s). You may also want to contact your card issuer. The reason is that web security breaches have “allowed [unauthorized] access to some customer credit card information.” After an initial security breach in February of this year, there was another breach in the past few days.

Here is a statement published
on the Wideners.com website:

Just prior to February 16th, there was a brute force attack on the site that we now believe allowed access to some customer credit card information. Fortunately, we keep very few customer records in our on-line database. Since there is very little information on the site, exposure is minimized just in case something like this ever happens. We were alerted to this potential breach by a few customers, and we are fortunate that it was so small.

When our internet provider later discovered the attack, we immediately took action to prevent unauthorized access. Since that time, we have further tightened security. We have also performed internal audits to insure all our in-house systems are free of problems.

At this point, we believe we have identified only a few customers who were affected by the incident, and we have done everything possible to prevent recurrence of this activity. If you suspect you have had a problem due to doing business with us, please let us know immediately. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty this has caused.

Stan Widener
President, Widener’s Reloading & Shooting Supply, Inc.

Update 4-4-14: For the period 3-31-14 to 4-3-14 our website provider’s website was compromised and credit card information for those dates may have been obtained by unauthorized users.

We have been in meetings all day long with a host of computer experts and programmers and our web provider. The breach from overseas has been finally been identified and eliminated as of 4:00 EST. Our web provider now declares that the website is secure.

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