Mozilla Store closed after security breach

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Mozilla, famous for its Firefox web browser, has closed its online store after a security breach that have compromised customers.

In a blog post Mozilla confirmed that it had decided to suspend the store after it was discovered that GatewayCDI, a third-party firm running the backend of the ecommerce operation, had suffered an unspecified security incident.

The store sells promotional items promoting Firefox, including T-shirts, coffee mugs and mouse pads carrying the logo.

Details about the nature of the security breach have not yet been made public, but Mozilla says that GatewayCDI is investigating the incident, and will be contacting Mozilla Store customers who may have been affected.

Obviously there will be concern that hackers may have been able to access personal information such as names, addresses, email contact information and possibly…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.