Data Breach at Blowout Cards

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Last week, Blowout Cards discovered a data breach in which customers’ personal information was compromised. The online retailer was quick to acknowledge the issue and has taken several steps to help potentially affected customers.

According to a post on the Blowout site and emailed to potentially impacted customers, the security breach occurred on April 20. Following an investigation, a rogue file was found in the site’s code. Through it, the perpetrators were able to access such customer information as names, addresses, full credit card info, debit card details and more.

Those who used Paypal for their purchases had no information compromised and are safe.

Also, information from purchases before 2017 appear to be okay.

Blowout is working with an outside security company to help prevent such an occurrence from happening again.

Their post outlines specifics on what customer can do, such as check recent transaction records for suspicious activity and, for additional safety, to call their credit card companies to request replacement cards be issued.

A similar online security breach was discovered late last year by Topps.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. Kerry 28 April, 2017 at 12:45

    Well, I had to cancel my credit card last night as there were two unauthorized charges on it, but not sure if it is related to this as I did make an April purchase at Blowout.

  2. charles hlinko 5 May, 2017 at 18:46

    They didn’t handle it quickly. A member made a thread about it and BO sent out an e-mail four days after the thread was made.
    While this was going on they had a 50 case break plastered in every sub-forum.
    They should have done that with the data breach info.

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