09 December 2020

Data Breach

Just in case you didn't get the memo email.

Freedom Munitions has suffered a data breach.

December 08, 2020

NOTICE OF DATA BREACH

Dear Angus,

Freedom Munitions recently became aware the personal information of our valued online customers may have been compromised as a result of unauthorized access through an e-commerce vendor. We are taking this seriously, and want to provide you with information about this incident that may affect you, as well as suggestions on actions you can take to protect your privacy and security.

What happened?

Freedom Munitions became aware of a possible security issue with the third party e-commerce system supporting online purchases. It involved attackers who accessed order information and used malicious programming code to steal credit card information used when our customers made purchases.

Our third party vendor determined how the situation occurred, how many customers might be affected, and what would be necessary to stop the problem. We believe the security issue has now been resolved successfully and all malicious code removed. We continue to monitor our system closely to insure there are no more attempts made to gain access to any information.

How did this affect customers?

Customers who made online purchases at FreedomMunitions.com between October 16 and November 26 were potentially affected.

Just because you made an online purchase during these dates does not automatically mean you are a victim of actual fraud. We want to fully inform all of our customers so you can take action to protect yourself from any potential or ongoing harm.

What information was involved?

The information that may have been viewed included your: first and last name, home address, email address and, for customers who made online purchases between October 16, 2020 and November 26, 2020 credit card data.

What should you do now?

As a precautionary measure, we recommend that you remain vigilant by reviewing your account statements and credit reports closely. If you detect any suspicious activity on an account, you should promptly notify the credit card company that issued your card.

Your credit card company should also protect you for any losses over $50 as long as you report any potential theft as soon as possible. You should also contact the three credit bureaus and place a free fraud alert and/or security freeze on your credit files. Their contact information is:
Equifax
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
1-866-349-5191 www.equifax.com
Experian
P.O. Box 2104
Allen, TX 75013
1-888-397-3742 www.experian.com
TransUnion
2 Baldwin Place P.O. Box 1000 Chester, PA 19022 1-800-888-4213 www.transunion.com
You are also entitled to a free credit report every year from each of these agencies at: www.annualcreditreport.com

What are we doing to help our affected customers?

We take this crime seriously. It was a crime against our customers and our business.

In an abundance of caution to safeguard your privacy, Freedom Munitions is currently working to secure additional protections to detect any other possible misuse of your personal information. We will notify you as soon as possible once these services are secured and in place to offer the greatest level of protection possible.

If additional information is required

We understand how this issue may be disruptive to you during the busy holiday season. We value your business. We believe in protecting your rights and this includes your privacy rights. We are committed to doing what we can to make this right for you.

We will get in touch with you with any updates. If you have further questions regarding this incident, please call 208-746-3668, or write to us at credit@kashca.us. The response line is staffed with personnel familiar with this incident and knowledge about what you can do to protect against misuse of your information. The response line is available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Pacific Time.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds bad, but it makes me glad I've never bought anything from them...
    I've considered them before, but never pulled the trigger there.

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    1. I've never actually bought anything from them either, but I did make an account so they could send me some free boolits to review.

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