Topps Website Has Security Breach — Was Your Account Compromised?

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

If you’ve purchased anything from the Topps website, you may want to check your email. The company’s website was breached a few months back but they’re only now alerting the public after a busy¬†baseball postseason and the holiday season.

According to an email sent out by Topps to customers potentially affected by the issue on December 28, they believe the breach took place somewhere between July 30 and October 12. They found out about the issue back in October.

With the breach, hackers potentially gained access to personal information and credit card information. It is not believed that Paypal information was compromised.

While Topps began an investigation immediately, website users were not initially told. Topps worked with a security firm, their web team and hosts to try to figure out what happened and how to, hopefully, prevent another breach in the future.

It does not look like all of the site’s users were impacted as not everyone who used the site has received the email from Topps. We’ve reached out to the company for further details and will update if they provide any further information.

For those customers that are affected, Topps is offering one year of CSID protection, which offers coverage in case of identity theft.

Just like using any website to buy things, it’s important to be diligent of unauthorized access to your accounts. Even if you weren’t among those who received an email from Topps, be sure to check you credit card statements regularly and report anything that looks strange.

Here’s a copy of the email that was sent out:

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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.

6 comments

  1. Kerry 29 December, 2016 at 15:50

    Not entirely Topps’ fault as computer wizards are causing havoc everywhere, but is anybody else ready to switch exclusively to Panini?
    Bad redemptions, damaged/recalled cards, poor collation …just a few of Topps recent blunders, and now this!

  2. Casey Krakowski 30 December, 2016 at 16:28

    According to an email sent out by Topps to customers potentially affected by the issue on December 28, they believe the breach took place somewhere between July 30 and October 12. They found out about the issue back in October.

    With the breach, hackers potentially gained access to personal information and credit card information.

    So they knew about it for 2 1/2 months before they said anything. WOW. Since credit card access was gained this means that quite a few people are now going to have to cancel their credit cards and get new ones. They should have been told about this right when it happened instead of now since these people have had their card info for 2 1/2 months and who knows how much damage has been done. If it was me I would want to know about it right away. I can see multiple lawsuits coming from this. If I bought anything from topps I would no longer trust them after this fiasco.

  3. Joe 31 December, 2016 at 11:57

    @Casey If you had a problem with your card, I would think that you would have noticed by now. If you haven’t look at your statements in 2.5 months, you probably have more issues than this

  4. Ben 3 January, 2017 at 11:38

    My credit card got hit. Last order in September. Used guest checkout. Contacted Topps after my credit card company contacted me. No response from Topps then. Didn’t even get this e-mail.

  5. Jason 4 January, 2017 at 12:16

    I received this email, unfortunately, but haven’t seen any suspicious charges on my card so far.

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