Cornerstorecomics.com - Check your cards

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  1. Mr.Roboto

    Mr.Roboto YOU'RE A SHRUB ROCKETEER! Veteran

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  2. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Wow completely bogus!
     
  3. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Supposedly they were testing out a new order database and the gateway ports got a little messed up .
    They're being pretty upfront with it and paying people back.
    Some people recieved emails from Cornerstorecomics with an apology, who had no idea their account were getting siphered at the time.
     
  4. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    hope they fix it i like them
     
  5. Igotburned

    Igotburned New Member

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    CornerStoreComics burned me

    I purchased few things in February and this weekend i got a call from my credit card company telling my account was frozen. because there was a multiple charges totaling $700.0.0 I then received an email from CornerStoreComics but they can't possibly return my call when I have questions. nice job guys.: Good afternoon.

    You are receiving this email because there is sufficient reason to believe that the credit card(s) you have used to make recent purchases at CornerStoreComics.com may have been compromised.

    Through the assistance of a network analysis company, the company that developed our website, the payment processing company, our staff, and the customers that have been very helpful in providing fraudulent transaction details, we have been able to verify that the primary order database was accessed via a dormant Internet payment gateway port that was being tested during the construction phase of the new site but never actually put into use.

    Our research has not been able to determine how much access the perpetrator(s) may have had to the admin server, so we are alerting anyone that has placed an order since the launch of the new site to ensure maximum coverage. Orders from the old site were never attached to the new site, so credit cards used solely on the old site are not at any risk with regard to this situation.

    The best recommendation we can offer is to either monitor your cards closely for any suspicious activity or call your credit card company to request that your card(s) be replaced as soon as possible in order to avoid any fraudulent charges. Any orders that were placed via PayPal could not have been impacted by this, so there is no need to monitor or make changes to cards or bank accounts used via PayPal’s system.

    From the very moment that we heard there might be a problem, we began making changes to our system to eliminate the risk to new orders. Our entire order server was relocated, every system password was updated, encryption levels were verified, all ports were checked, and logging was expanded to cover every possible avenue of communication flow. Additionally, access to the admin server has been limited to localized IP addresses only and the processing company responsible for the Internet payment gateway has been eliminated altogether. The website has been securely locked down since the evening of March 6th (within an hour of identifying the pattern of fraud via reports from our customers), so all new credit cards provided since that time, whether through new order placement or as updated payment method, are secure and are not impacted by the security breech.

    We are absolutely mortified that this could have happened to us and, more importantly, to you. You have our sincere apologies for any inconvenience these events may cause you.

    Please feel free to forward any questions you may have, and we will do our best to answer them as quickly as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Thomas Gaul

    President
CornerStoreComics LLC

    714-626-0082
     
  6. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    I got the same e-mail from them. I never actually ordered anything though. I had some items in my cart, then I went through most of the check out process in order to get a shipping quote. I never placed the order though, so my card info shouldn't have been in their system, right?
     
  7. flywheels

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    Scary how stuff like that can happen...
     

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