Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach
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.”
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